Beowulf Essay

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Beowulf Essay “He tossed his sword aside, Angry; the steel edged blade lay where he’d dropped it” (Lines 607-609). Beowulf gets in to a one on one battle with Grendel’s mother. Beowulf is a good example of an epic hero because he has exceptional strength. He battles against villains. Able to undertake quests are glorified for his great deeds. He throw time dealing with the Danes problems they grant him king of the Danes. Wulfgar tells Beowulf the king of the Danes speaks highly of him. “My lord, the great king of the Danes commands me to ten you that the knows of your noble birth” (Lines 127-128). Beowulf comes from a line of greats. His dad is the king of the Geatish and his uncle is the kings of Geats. Before birth he was bound to be a great king someday and he was. The fates of the men in the meat-hall were in the hand of Beowulf. “They had planned could shatter what had put of ivory and iron and wood” (Lines462-464). Fought the Danes great monster and was able to trap it. Even throw he got way Grendel didn’t live .Another good deed Beowulf achieved was killing the mother of Grendel. “ Now, angry and desperate, lifted it high over his head and struck with all the strength he had left, caught her in the neck an d cut it through, broke bones and all. Her body fell” (Lines 639-643). Being the epic hero of this poem Beowulf is face with hard tasks. He had to defeated Grendel and his mother. He becomes king because of those two deeds, but is later putting his life on the line again to kill a dragon. A thief stole from this beast and that made it angry. Beowulf must go do damage control to keep his people safe. “He must fight a dragon who is angry because a thief has stolen” (page 43). The mother of Grendel is a water witch. She was described to Beowulf by the king before him that she is really evil and she lives in a really bad place. “Grendel mother is hidden in

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