Modern Monsters In Beowulf

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Modern Monsters Todays world is full of monsters, from addictions to diseases, it doesn’t matter what it is. They could happen to anyone at any given moment. Now you have to decide whether the monster you are fighting is physically real or mental. The monster that I’ve been dealing with all my life and wont ever disappear is the fact that I have asthma. Ever since I was 6 years old, when I was first diagnosed with asthma, I can remember hating it more than anything in the world. My goal is to one day end this continuous battle by finding a cure, not only for me but for all the people that have asthma. Every warrior needs a weapon to fight their battle. An inhaler is the one and only weapon a victim facing asthma has. The down fall of an inhaler is the fact that it is only a momentary fix. They may only take away the pain for that instance and that it doesn’t take a way the pain for eternity. I would like to be like Beowulf,…show more content…
“Their courage / Was great but all wasted: They could hack at Grendel from every side, trying to open / A path for his evil soul, but their points / Could not hurt him, the sharpest and hardest iron / Could not scratch his skin, for that sin-stained demon / Had bewitched all men’s weapons, laid spells / That blunted every mortal man’s blade.” (Raffel, Trans. ll. 478-485). This reminded me of my fight with asthma. As much as my friends try and help me, nothing they do will stop it. “When we crossed the sea, my comrades / And I, I already knew that all / My purpose was this: to win the good will / Of your people or die in battle, pressed / In Grendel’s fierce grip.” (Raffel, Trans. ll. 364-368). That to me meant that Beowulf knew his purpose for his battle, as do I with mine with asthma. I too like him want to win my fight, not just for me but for other people with

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