Essay on The Epic Of Beowulf By William Shakespeare

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In the stories of Beowulf, he is displayed as a hero in many instances. Mostly from major fights or battles he has won, when no one thought it would be possible. He most famously defeated Grendel, Grendel’s Mother and the Dragon. Each are very similar in the way he fought, and had their differences at the same time.
When Beowulf is decided he will fight the demon Grendel, he is very confident in himself. He knows his strength and he knows he is blessed with the ability from god. The night before the fight, Beowulf removes all of his armor and lays down his weapons beside of him, a sort of “forfeiting” of all his defenses before going to bed. The same night Grendel storms in the Heorot Hall and begins to tear things up, he eats one of Beowulf’s fellow soldiers and finds himself in a fight he did not want to be in. Once Beowulf arises, he bolts at Grendel and grabs Grendel’s arm with the strength of 60 men, then a wrestling match ensues around the Hall. Furniture was destroyed as well as the interior of the Hall and eventually Grendel was defeated. Beowulf had torn his arm completely from his body, and Grendel had let out a piercing scream as he fled from the Heorot Hall back to the swamplands where he came from. Beowulf was victorious. This fight is very similar to others Beowulf is involved in because of his victory as well as the reasoning behind the battle. He does it to defend his fellow warriors and citizens from harm. However this is different because of the way he uses…

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