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    The Heorot In Beowulf

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    The Heorot Beowulf is the story of a hero who aides King Hrothgar in his quest to defend his prized possession, the Heorot. This origins of the Heorot are relatively unknown, only that Hrothgar built it in order to display his immense wealth and power. Questions have been raised as to who influenced the Danish architecture of the Heorot and where the Heorot could have potentially been located. The Heorot had many grand exterior features to display its importance and significance. The building also had very luxurious and eloquent interior design to impress its visitors and display Hrothgar’s wealth. The grand exterior and impressive interior indicate that the Heorot must have a high social importance. The Heorot withstood a duel between Grendel…

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    Grendel pounds open the doors of Heorot. His eyes are demon-like, ready to kill anything in his way. He ferociously walks into Heorot and grabs the closest thing he can find to give him even more strength to fight, which is a sleeping Geat, and devours it in a second. Next, Grendel’s eyes lay upon the mighty Beowulf and all you can see in that instant is how anxious he looks to go and kill him. Grendel as quickly as he can, goes to grab Beowulf, but Beowulf is too fast and somehow slips away…

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    Outcasts In Heorot

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    nature, he never showed fear” (Heaney 137). Grendel, a disfigured, murderous beast roams the shadows of Heorot with his “monstrous hell bride” (1259) of a mother. To the people of Heorot, they are both outcasts, forbidden from living a normal life amongst civilization. This has been the case for as both Grendel and his mother have lived on the Earth, due to a God-cursed history leading to the birth of Grendel. That curse has led both of Heorot’s monsters to be separated from society, to be left…

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    First of all the "Beowulf " poem from The Norton Anthology of World Literature, in the section of "the Hero Comes to Heorot" Beowulf said " They had seen me blotered in the blood of enemies / when I battled and bound five beasts, / raided a troll-nest and in the night-sea slaughtered sea-brutes."(419-22 900) to King Hrothgar when he asked for a permission to fight Grendel in behalf of Danish people. From this line the reader could see the true character of the Beowulf ,a fearsome warrior who…

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    There are many monstrous creatures that creep up on the Danes while they are in Heorot and when they return back home. Two of these creatures are related to each other by mother and son, while the third monster is a dragon. While these monstrous creatures try to harm the Danes, the Danes must find a way to fight back and win to protect their people and their kingdom. Grendel and Grendel’s mother are the ones who attack Hrothgar’s kingdom. While the dragon attacks Beowulf and his men when they…

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    really dying. Beowulf portrays Heorot, a grandeur hall in which the Spear-Danes gather, eat, drink mead and reminisce about battles which establishes a fraternal setting for this epic poem. Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf emphasize the poem’s alliteration, allowing the audience fluidity while reading the poem and giving it power as it is read aloud. Heaney’s alliteration seems to go deeper than this, though, he wishes to mark and stress the importance in specific lines throughout the…

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    Beowulf fought three different battles in the story, one with Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and a dragon. Beowulf prepared differently for each battle, and each battle had a different outcome, except that Beowulf killed each of the three monsters that he had fought. Beowulf went to Heorot to fight Grendel, the monster that had been terrorizing the Danes, because he thought that he was the only one that could kill the monster and decided to prove that he could kill Grendel. Before the battle with…

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    How Did Beowulf Fight

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    In the epic, Beowulf fights 3 different monsters. Each of these monsters symbolizes something different, attacks for different reasons, and gives Beowulf a different result from the fight. Each battle also progressively gets tougher for Beowulf starting from Grendel, then going to Grendel’s mother and then the dragon. Beowulf has a different mindset going into each battle and prepares for each in a different way. The first monster Beowulf encounters is Grendel, a ferocious demon-like creature…

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    Shield Sheafson the Minor King There are a wide variety of characters in the epic Beowulf, all of whom have their own specific function in the poem. In the epic, Beowulf goes on a voyage to the Danish empire to liberate Heorot Hall from Grendel and Grendel’s vengeful mother. After returning from his journey, Beowulf ages and eventually becomes king of the Geats. The Geats are at peace until a dragon attacks, forcing Beowulf to perform one last heroic deed and defeat the dragon, but not…

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    In the epic poem, Beowulf, the hero Beowulf nobly battles and defeats three different monsters throughout the novel. First, he battles a demon named Grendel with only his bare hands. Next, he fights Grendel’s mother with his bare hands, but finally slays the beast with her own sword. Finally, he barely escapes death while combatting a hoary dragon. When King Hrothgar asks Beowulf to fight and kill Grendel, the beast who had been wreaking havoc on the great mead-hall, Heorot, the hero travels to…

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