字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Across the sea, in order to help Hrothgar, comes this young warrior. He's a Geat, Beowulf is, and Beowulf the Geat comes across the sea, hearing of the disaster that's happening in Heorot, comes across the sea in order to stop the attacks of Grendel that are occurring at Heorot. And he doesn't come just for the sake of saving Hrothgar, notice he comes also for glory. He's a young man and he wants to distinguish himself and so he comes to help out Hrothgar, but at the same time it's a question of generosity that Beowulf risks his life in order to free Heorot from this awful beast and he crosses the sea from Geatland, which is in the north down to Denmark, more southerly, and this is the first of several water crossings in the story. If you notice throughout the story there are several times where the hero crosses over water, or goes into water. And the water crossing is something which is a natural symbol. Natural symbolism is one of two types of symbolism, natural and conventional, and conventional is agreed upon by a society, arbitrary, natural symbolism is where the image by its very nature has in it the things that convey ideas to us. And so water is a natural symbol, it symbolizes darkness, and malleability, protean world view, it symbolizes all that metaphysical world and in this water crossing there's an image of him traveling into another world, crossing over a boundary into some other world. And Beowulf crosses over from Geattland into Denmark in order to engage in this first major adventure with Grendel. When he comes up to the Daneland there's a watchman on the cliff and this would have been necessary in time of war, a watchman looking out over the water to see if anybody was going to be invading so he can run quickly to tell his Lord about who they were. And when he sees this ship land on his shore with all these warriors, heavily armed warriors, getting off the first thing that he thinks is we're being attacked and so he goes and he confronts Beowulf rather roughly, rather abruptly, saying who are you, and why have you come to these shores? This is also a hostility that emerges out of this fear or terror that Grendel has instilled into the court. The Grendel's attacks are not just dangerous because they kill men directly or because they make Heorot an empty place, they're also dangerous because they spread a certain mental disease or spiritual disease, a Grendel mentality, which is the mentality of distrust, and fear, and hatred. And the watchmen pose as something of a threat to Beowulf therefore, because he is challenging him directly. If Beowulf gets mad at him and attacks him then he turns all of the Danes against him and his whole mission is lost. If on the other hand, he gets attacked, then his missions is lost because he could be killed. So he has to handle the situation rather delicately, rather skillfully, and so when the watchman comes and says who are you, Beowulf immediately tells his lineage, who he is, why he is there, he is there to help, his Lord, and the watchman recognizes in him a fellow warrior another man of greatness, and honor, and nobility and consequently he's far more willing to take Beowulf up to his Lord in Heorot to introduce them and that's where we leave off this section and move into the next is that Beowulf travels with the watchmen up towards Heorot to confront Grendel.