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    Violence in Beowulf

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    is considered good and just? Violence in Anglo-Saxon literature is a tool to help determine morality; right or wrong‚ good versus evil. First‚ why is Beowulf considered a hero‚ and why is his violence accepted by the Geats? The violence wrought on Heorot by Grendel and Grendel’s mother is seen as an act of war to the Geats: why is violence their only available response? Beowulf’s violence is considered heroic because of his motivation to protect the people‚ and Grendel and his mother’s is considered

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    paramount relationship between a king and his followers. Like the male code of conduct in Beowulf‚ the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight also exhibits a moral code in another androcentric society. Certain characteristic are valued at both Heorot and Camelot‚ such as honour. Before his fight with Grendel‚ Beowulf removes his armour and lays aside his sword‚ because his opponent has "no idea of the arts of war‚ / of shield or sword-play" and thus it would be dishonourable for Beowulf to use

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    A Closer Look Into Heorot and Grendel’s Mother’s Lair In Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf‚ the city of Heorot and Grendel’s Mothers Lair are completely opposite of each other. Heorot is described as very bright and joyous. The lair on the other hand is said to be very glum and dark‚ with a close resemblance of hell. Heorot is an enormous city filled with riches and gold‚ and it is said to be “the halls of halls” (page 7). Not only was Heorot gigantic‚ but “it was handsomely structured‚ a sturdy

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    Beowulf: Analysis

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    the Geats. This epic poem concerns itself with Christianity‚ internal and external evils‚ and the warriors defeating monsters. The first passage of this story basically describes the building of Heorot. Hrothgar‚ decides to build a Valhalla-type of sanctuary for his warriors that he names "Heorot"‚ or the Hall of the Hart (deer hall). This is in the first main passage of the story of Beowulf and this is the first place we find the theme of internal versus external evil. The passage implies that

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    called Hall Heorot built for him. Hall Heorot get’s continuously terrorized by the infamous monster Grendel. A

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    Grendel “Entire episode…involving Grendel’s mother has been viewed as largely extraneous‚ a blot upon the thematic and structural unity of the poem”. Critical emphasis to the second fight‚ “climatic moment” at the bottom of the mere rather than in Heorot Addressed herself to proving that the dam‚ far from being an extraneous extension of Grendel‚ is “more important socially and symbolically”

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    Because it was passed down orally‚ it was written down later‚ and the only manuscript that remains is believed to be from the 700s A.D. . The classic begins in Heorot‚ the splendid mead hall of King Hrothgar. There‚ the king and his warriors have gathered to celebrate his successful reign. "But the jubilant noise from Heorot angers Grendel‚ a horrible demon who lives in the swamplands of Hrothgar’s kingdom. Grendel terrorizes the Danes every night‚ killing them and defeating their efforts

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    that lives in the lake near Heorot Hall. Heorot is a mead hall of King Hrothgar. Citizens go there do drink‚ eat‚ laugh‚ tell stories‚ and do whatever they please. The creature (Grendel) is known to be the descendant of Cain‚ which is one of the reasons for all of his hatred. Grendel terrorizes and consumes the occupants of the mead hall. Another reason for his disgust towards the people of Heorot is that he was rejected from the community of people that occupy Heorot and the adjacent area. The main

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    one of the best rulers in the land. The first battle that Beowulf came in contact with happened to be against Grendel. Grendel‚ a descendant of Cain‚ consequently gets banished by God and lived in a dark and cold cave. He had overheard the people in Heorot when they had a celebration about their military success. Grendel initiated the attack because of human emotions and jealousy. Beowulf had been motivated to engage with Grendel’s attack because he wanted to test himself and see how well Grendel could

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    Quiz On Beowulf

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    Question 1 What is the name of the castle where the first few sections of the poem take place? | | Heorot | | | Camelot | | | Wulfing | | | Hrothgar | Question 2   Who is the king at the beginning of the poem? | | Unferth | | | Hrothgar | | | Heorot | | | Beowulf | Question 3 Grendel is a descendant of what Biblical figure? | | Samson | | | Cain | | | Lucifer | | | Noah | Question 4   Where do the people make offerings to try to get aid from

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    his name is even mentioned the narrator refers to him as a “powerful demon” (line 86). It is implied in the poem that Grendel has similar characteristics of a large animalistic beast; the author even refers to his murdering of the warriors inside Heorot as‚ “hunting for prey in the high hall”

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    Grendel with words like miserable‚ banished‚ and accursed showing that no matter what the demonic character does he will never stop the destruction. The reader witnesses this when Grendel continues to terrorize the people even after he destroys the Heorot. As the narrator says‚ “Grendel‚ his long and unrelenting feud/‚nothing but war; how he would never parley or make

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    The witch travels to Heorot‚ the mead hall‚ kills a few of Beowulf’s soldiers‚ kidnaps Hrothgar’s advisor‚ and takes Grendel’s fleshy arm. Hrothgar tells Beowulf that he must take revenge on this witch and go to the mother and kill her. So Beowulf travels to the "lake that burns

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    when Beowulf fights Grendel and Grendel’s mother because of the way the author describes the battle. Grendel was a monster that had terrorized the city of Heorot for twelve winters before Beowulf came. The King of the Danes called him to fight the monster because of Beowulf’s previous accomplishment. The Violence Grendel uses against Heorot gives

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    Kings were to do everything better than everyone‚ in times of peace and in times of conflict. After King Hrothgar had proved his force to be powerful in times of conflict he had to prove his mightiness in the time of peace. He then decided to build Heorot‚ a great hall which was meant to be a wonder of the world; this was to be his throne room. During these times of peace he gave out his good fortune to young and old. King Hrothgar here displays the qualities of a great king with being a fierce warrior

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    Beowulf Vs Captain America

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    with people. When Beowulf and his troops arrive in Heorot they are‚ very quickly‚ allowed to pass through the gates. Likewise‚ Captain America is put to tasks by the government‚ because they trust him. Both Heroes are trusted by their peers‚ and have no reason to be rejected in

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    Grendel In Beowulf

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    physically from outside terror‚ the fearful destruction he represents is still present. Grendel‚ Cain’s descendant‚ begins his nighttime assault on Heorot hall. He heartlessly kills and often eats the sleeping Anglo-Saxons. The poet recalls this terrible time for the Danes: So Grendel ruled‚ fought with the righteous‚ One against many‚ and won; so Heorot Stood empty‚ and stayed deserted for years‚ Twelve winters of grief for Hrothgar‚ king Of the Danes‚ sorrow heaped at his door By hell-forged hands

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    treat one another as if they are truly brothers. The warriors in the heroic epic Beowulf wear a form of protective armor on their upper body known as chain mail‚ this chain mail represents the rise and fall of the brotherhood that the community of Heorot so strongly believes in. Beowulf was known for being a warrior who preferred to fight a monster with his bare hands rather than with a weapon‚ yet it was not always his bare hands that would save him from death but rather his strong and reliable

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    This is evidenced by Lines 489 and 490 when Hrothgar says to Beowulf: “Now take your place at the table‚ relish the triumph of heroes to your heart’s content”. Beowulf and his followers have just arrived at Heorot and Hrothgar is welcoming them‚ even though he does not know much about them. This is contrasted by Grendel’s mother‚ who has also been wronged by Beowulf‚ not welcoming anyone into her den. This is shown starting on Line 1497‚ which

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    Beowulf, the Epic Hero

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    Beowulf‚ the Epic Hero There have been many grand stories about great warriors‚ and champions; those about epic heroes however‚ are the truly exceptional tales. One such tale‚ over a thousand years old‚ stands out from all the rest: Beowulf‚ the tale of a great warrior‚ on his quest to achieve eternal glory‚ defeating great opponents. Throughout the whole story‚ Beowulf demonstrates most –if not all- of the qualities that an archetypal hero possesses. He embodies the highest ideals of his culture

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