ENGL 12 Honors
Beowulf v. Grendel
The battle between Beowulf and Grendel has taken an epic role in this poem. The Great Beowulf who is admired for his exceptionally big courage. This brawl has shown how situations can take a major turn of events, throughout this event a couple of Beowulf’s men begin attacking Grendel, very few succeed. As Grendel becomes more anxious he begins to feel very threatened, with this taking place this is where you begin to see Grendel’s weaknesses and Beowulf’s dominant, brave, and heroic characteristics.
Grendel whom has been a victim of the night he roamed the countryside. Awakening from his swamp home, he seeks victims. As he lurks in the Kings high hall, what he finds is fifteen of Hrothgar’s sleeping warriors and he eliminates the warriors in a matter of seconds , he continues to search for more meals he encounters another fifteen and this time he decides to bring back a few to his lair. Twelve years later the slaughter continues and the number grows larger as time passes by.
Word of this horrifying realization has been spread across the sea and to the homeland of Beowulf; land of the Geats. Beowulf main advisor and Geat hero; man of great strength and bravery, heard of the terror of Grendel’s brutal attacks, he knew something had to be done. Right away Beowulf begins his quest to set the Danes free from the gruesome beast. He was taught by his uncle, grandfather, and father on how to fight in a battle and win. While swimming across the sea he had to fight off Sea monsters, he expects the unexpected yet he manages to defeat each enemy that gets in...