1 . Weapons serve as the various tools that the military must employ
> to do their task: killing monsters or men without getting
> killed. Being a artist could possibly be fond of his paintbrush, the
> military greatly treasure their guns. Often a system is
> valued for its pedigree. The author often interrupts action > to explore a weapon's previous owners and its record. > In the introduction, Burton Raffel says, " The key > equipment, in this composition, are weaponry: proven swords and head gear > are handed down via father to son, just like the vital
> treasures they were. Swords have got personalities, and names: > ” (xi)
> Beowulf uses Hrothgar's helmet and armor to protect > him from serpents' claws when he descends into the lake to > meet Grendel's mother. The helmet has been said to " block every > challenge swords, end all blades from trimming at
> him”(1451-53) Yet , the huge bites gaps in it.
> Grendels' mother can be frustrated by the almost impenetrable > battle suits. She " tried to work her hands through the restricted
> ring-woven mail in the breast, nevertheless tore and scratched in
> vain. ” (1503-05)
> Hrunting is definitely the sword that Unferth deepens Beowulf intended for
> the battle against Grendel's mother. Hrunting can be described as lucky > sword, " No one who'd worn that into battle, swung that in
> dangerous places, daring and brave, acquired ever been
> deserted-”(1459-1461) Nevertheless , Hrunting is definitely useless against > Grendel's mother, though no swords made by mortals would > have pierced the monster's skin. It will require a sword " destroyed > by simply giants, strong and blessed with their magic” (1557-1559) > that Beowulf finds hanging on the wall to cut throughout the
> monster's neck. The monster's blood vessels melts the sword but > Beowulf brings the sword hilt to Hrothgar as a surprise.
> Inside the battle up against the dragon Beowulf uses a sword
> known as Nagling. It first cracks against the hard dragon
> skin and after that breaks to pieces against the dragon's head. > Again, " his weapon had failed him, deserted him, now > when he...