Different cultures around the world admire and appreciate certain traits or characteristics of a person to make them ideal. In the story of Beowulf, which narrates the heroics of a Scandinavian warrior, we grasp some traits that where appreciated by the Scandinavian culture. As a youth, he achieved his popularity in foreign lands by defeating evil monsters such as Grendal and Grendal's Mother. After these fights, he was offered treasures and kingdoms to rule, but
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the fight with Grendal, in Hrothgar's congratulations speech to Beowulf he states "Beowulf, my friend, your name shall resound in the nations of the earth that are furthest away". (p 104-105) Nevertheless his popularity grew in his native land. Upon his return to the land of Geats he was well known for his combats and his courage in actions. (p.119) Now we know that well after his death his popularity remained and continued to grow.