King Hrethal's Death In Beowulf

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The understanding of King Hrethal and his mourning of his two sons leads to another important question and that is why is this king’s sorrow taking over his existence when all others in this society would accept the act as fate and quickly move on. Throughout Beowulf’s early career in heroism he embraces the fact that he could possibly die yet he still always goes into battle. To him the honor he would receive as prize for victory outweighs the potential negative outcomes, specifically his death. What’s more is that he does not grieve for those lost to these foes. He instead avenges them and commits worse mutilations to his opponents. Also during Beowulf’s final moments in life he expresses to one of his comrades that he

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