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Mike Braspenninckx
Mrs. Anderson
English 11A
Date 10/2/12
Beowulf
Beowulf was considered one of the greatest hero’s to ever live he was considered to be a god with his super strength and his abilities to do anything that one man would die for. But others would like to think otherwise about all of that. Some would like to underestimate him and his “godlike powers”

Some people thought that Beowulf was a god because of his strength in the tale of Beowulf they say “clutched Beowulf with his claws. Bent back as a Beowulf leaned up on one arm. The Sheppard of evil, guardian of crime, knew at once that nowhere onn earth had he met a man, whose hands been harder” (Raffel, Beowulf, pg123, canto 11, 746-752) at that point in the story the dangerous monster Grendel was struck with fear by the strongest man inn the world. Grendel did not know what to do he begged for mercy! He wanted to flea “the infamous killer fought for his freedom, wanting no flesh but retreat, desiring nothing bue escape” (Raffel, Beowulf, pg123, canto 11, 762-764) but the noble Beowulf would not let him leave without a fight. They were tossing each other around as if they were ragdolls. But for the last time Beowulf grabbed the great Grendels arm and with a swift tug he tore it straight off. Beowulf knowing what he had done let Grendel run away. Also knowing that grendel would find a corner to roll up in a ball and die a painful death. The next day the people would follow Grendels bloody steps and see that he had been casted away and to die.

Another way that people could say that Beowulf had god like strength would be with Grendels mother. She wanted to get back at the man who did that to her son, Grendels mom went to the mead hall and terrorized it she was looking for the one they call Beowulf. The one that had killed her only son, the one that would be killed a gruesome death, torn limb from limb. After grendels mom left Beowulf hear of the threat towards him and was now on a mission to...
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