Beowulf Essay

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Mayra Vargas Period 3 Can’t Be Replaced Monster’s that can’t be harmed by a mortal’s weapon, or a battle against a fire breathing dragon; can you handle this alone? With your bare hands? Beowulf in many words is the archetypal epic hero in 4 characteristics. Beowulf is one of the very lucky, not only by being prince of the Geats but his story is being told from generations. A hero in a quest to fight for glory and the greater good of society. Brave deeds to help others to put to an end there nightmare. Beowulf was a mortal but had the strength like no other human; he was a super human with courage and intelligence. Risking his life for the safety of others where his death came upon it. First, Beowulf heard about Dane land being tormented by a monster. He shipped across sea with his men into his quest. Grendel, Herot’s nightmare was defeated by Beowulf and fled home bleeding to his death. Hrothgar the king of Danes, asked Beowulf to go after Grendel’s mother who also hunted his kingdom. With no second thought he swam to the bottom of the lake, where Grendel’s mother had her lair. It was a mission but he had finish what started with Grendel. Beowulf won the throne, after fifty years he was now an old man. His final task was against a fire breathing dragon. He did succeed but it was also the end of the Geats greatest king. Second, his fight against Grendel was a demonstration of his superhuman strength. From the moment he holds a grip of Grendel’s arm, the monster was terrified. Grendel was trying to swing Beowulf off his arm, hitting himself against the wall’s Herot. Beowulf kept making his grip stronger, to not let him escape. As Grendel twisted from pain, his shoulder snapped, muscle and bone splinted. Grendel ran as the second he was free, but that was the end of him bleeding to his death. When Beowulf swam to the bottom of the lake to fight Grendel’s

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