Examples Of Transformation In Beowulf

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Change and transformation in Beowulf While reading “Beowulf”, transformation and change stood out to me the most. Beowulf transforms from a warrior to a great King involving far more than his physical courage. His transformation is portrayed through three separate and very difficult conflicts: Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon. Each shows an obvious change between Beowulf's heroism as a young warrior and his heroism as a mature, reliable king. 
 His defeat of Grendel and Grendel's mother first validates his reputation for bravery and establishes him fully as a hero. This battle seems somewhat transitional, as Beowulf cannot defeat Grendel’s mother with his bare hands. By some fantastic notion a sword magically appears and Beowulf

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