Essay on War Is A Significant Part Of War

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Throughout early British literature the concept of war is a significant part of those first stories. The true definition of war is a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state. Although the true definition of war is seen as a physical act we also can see that it can happen internally in a person’s mind or within their emotions. War can also be infectious, it can sometimes creep into all parts of a person both internal and externally. In stories like Beowulf, Lanval, Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, and The Wife of Bath the concept of war is seen as disease that takes over the body, the mind, and the heart.
The physical part of war is the most well-known aspect of war. It is what you think about when you hear someone talking or writing about war. In these early stories we see physical war in almost every writing through battles between kingdoms and lands and duals between knights and monsters or fights between the wedded. This type of war is what takes over a person’s body. It breaks them down and hurts them externally. It causes minor cuts and bruises to disabling injuries and sometimes death. In the story of Beowulf war is shown in many different parts of the poem. One of the main battle scenes in Beowulf is when Beowulf himself is fighting Grendel. In lines 662-835 we read and witness the fight between Grendel and Beowulf. We see the struggle and pain Beowulf endures while trying to defeat Grendel, but we also…

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