Theme Of Archetypes In Beowulf

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Beowulf Essay In the epic Beowulf, the use of the archetypes aids in bringing the story to life. During the story, Beowulf faces multiple obstacles that challenge his heroism. The inputting of the archetypes illustrated in the story develop themselves as the story progresses through the actions of Beowulf, his battles and the overall theme of sacrifice. One of Beowulf tasks is to defeat the evil monster named Grendel. When the banquet is over, Hrothgar and his followers are stationed in Herot, while Beowulf and his followers wait for Grendel. Beowulf anxiously awaits Grendel. The grotesque creature lives in a cave by marshes which is surrounded by trees and darkness. The marsh is a representation of Grendel’s haven. As Beowulf is waiting,

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