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Beowulf's Heroes and Today's Heroes

not literally fight Grendels or dragons, they figuratively fight these battles everyday. Beowulf fought Grendel for his own glory and it seems, more importantly, to make the lives of his friends better; he alleviated suffering for the Danes and brought his own men and lord treasures and recognition. Beowulf's actions, though not entirely altruistic, succeeded in making the lives of people easier to live; therefore, they are truly heroic. He became a hero by not only killing Grendel, but also by tearing...

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Beowulf's Confidence

Geatish warrior, comes to Hrothgar’s kingdom to return a favor to him. While Beowulf is there, he fights in two battles; the battle with Grendel and the battle with Grendel’s mother. Much later in the poem, he fights in his third battle, defeating the dragon harming his country. Beowulf’s confidence decreases as each battle occurs. In Beowulf’s battle with Grendel, Beowulf is extremely confident. This confidence is very apparent in his attitude. When he first comes to Hrothgar’s court, he tells...

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” (ln. 345-348). This was when Beowulf was telling the men in the hall that if Grendel, the thing he is battling, wins the fight, he is okay with it. Abou-Aziz 2 Compared to the way the author uses really long sentences when Beowulf has entered the scene, the author uses short sentences when talking about the enemy of the poem named Grendel. “The fury of Grendel, with flashing swords” (ln. 366). Grendel is compared as the devil and satin in the poem. When he’s brought up in the poem...

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01 01Heroes And Monsters Graphic Organizer

thinking in the graphic organizers provided. Include at least five observations for each character. The notes you record will help you answer the questions during the assessment at the end of this lesson. Part A Grendel Characteristics Text Support Hateful Then the mighty war-spirt(Grendel) endured for a season bore it(the laughter and music from the hall) he who bided(spent the time waiting ) in darkness That light-hearted laughter loud in the building greeted him daily there was dulcet(sweet, pleasing)...

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The Battle Between Grindal and Beowulf

The Battle of Grendel & The Avenging of Her Son On a cloudy night after the banquet, Beowulf and his followers stayed in Herot as promised. Beowulf pretended to sleep waiting for Grendel to appear. Grendel came from the foot of misty hills and bogs hoping to kill but instead he found Beowulf, the one that was supposed to lead him to his doom. On Grendel journey, forever joyless, he went straight to the door, snapped it open, and tore the hinges right of the door with a touch. Grendel rushed angrily...

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Beowulf Explication

Areesha Moazzam English 12 Period 3 BATTLE WITH GRENDEL THINKING THROUGH THE LITERATURE: QUESTIONS Pg: 44 1. Comprehension Check What characteristics does Grendel have that make him particularly terrifying to the Danes? One characteristic that Grendel has that makes him particularly terrifying to the Danes is that he comes to Danes with an attitude of “hoping to kill anyone he could trap on his trip to high Herot” (235-236). He also has a very loathsome appearance that...

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Character Analysis Beowulf

Beowulf shows courage and his need for a challenge in his fortitude to help rid them of Grendel. He was already a famous young hero who had accomplished much to this point in his life but handles himself with great composure, especially when dealing with Unferth. It is also possible to see Beowulf as a just person who has much wisdom for his age due to his decision to fight Grendel with only his hands as Grendel will not have a weapon during the battle. As the story develops certain characteristics...

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Combat and Beowulf

the monster within had many people questioning his true abilities as a hero and as a king. He fought in so many battles, many described as being monstrous or an animalistic. The most famous mentioned is the fight with the monster Grendel. He was somewhat compared to Grendel because they had many things in common. Beowulf as a monster was not a bad thing at all. He used his abilities to fight for the greater cause, but it had some downsides. What makes a man a true monster? Is it how a man fights or...

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Beowulf Essay

named “Beowulf”. Beowulf is a Scandinavian from the people known as Geats. On hearing a history of the Danes leading to the latest story that Hrothgar, a king of the Danes, is being terrorized by a monster named Grendel: he decides to travel with 12 others and save them. He fights Grendel with the 12 other men and kills him. However he makes a mistake when he goes to kill the mother but instead sleeps with her but goes back to the Danes and says she is dead. Although he makes this big mistake which...

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Beowulf: a Heroic-Elegiac Poem

come under attack. Grendel, a monster, would be annoyed by the sounds of gaiety day in and day out. Grendel would begin to terrorize the hall murdering many before the would be abandoned due to fear. Hrothgar kingdom was gripped in terror. Beowulf heard of Hrothgar’s plight and decided he needed his help. Beowulf was known to have the strength of thirty men in each arm. He would travel to Hrothgar’s kingdom to volunteer to be their defender against Grendel. He demonstrated selflessness...

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