The tone of the story "roll of thunder, hear my cry" is mostly angry bt at this point of the story I believe that it is serious!
beowulf sets out on his journey for daneland. -- 1
hrothgar welcomes beowulf. -- 2
beowulf waits for grendel to attack heorot. -- 3
beowulf succeeds in defeating grendel by tearing off his arm. -- 4
beowulf fights with grendel’s mother. -- 5
beowulf sets out for his fight with the dragon. -- 6
beowulf sets out for his geatish homeland. -- 7