Where was the code of comitatus honored and where was it broken?

Examples in Beowulf

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Comitatus is most often honored when Beowulf's men go into Heorot and defend it against Grendel. They are willing to work in a group and go "to bat" for their leader. When Beowulf also fights the dragon, his "sidekick" Wiglaf definitely shows his loyalty. When Hrothgar closes Heorot for a time because of Grendel's attacks, the group is broken and all the warriors leave their leader.