Beowulf

Beowulf describes how good will always defeat evil. Even though Beowulf
is not even physically capable of beating Grendel he still overcomes him,because he
is good. The poem starts out describing this great Meade hall, and there are all
these warriors that get drunk there. After the Meade hall is glorified it goes on to
tell how there is this great monster. Also this great monster can hear the harps
rejoicing from the Meade hall,and the poets singing of the Almighty making the
earth’s beautiful plains (line 27).
Then the story describes that the evil monster,
also known as Grendel, is spawned of hell on earth, which shows that Grendel in
this story represents evil. This is like hyping the monster’s reputation so that it can
foreshadow the coming of a great hero- Beowulf.Grendel then goes on a
murderous rampage and renders the Meade hall lifeless, and enrages the great king
Hrothgar ( owner of the Meade hall).1 Stories of Grendel’s rampages soon reach
the ears of the local hero Beowulf, and he immediately outfits a boat and sails
across some great British sea. He rushes to the king and finds his great Meade hall
abandoned. He ends up setting up a trap for Grendel by boasting to the great king
of how he was going to defeat the great Grendel with his bare hands. This miss
leads Grendel into thinking that he will be easy to kill. Untold to Grendel, Beowulf
has taken half of his men with their weapons and hidden them. They attacked
Grendel in vain, his skin was too tough to be pierced by a
sword. Beowulf later ends up ripping Grendel’s shoulder and arm out of its socket,
because he could not kill him with his sword. Grendel escaped back to his layer to
slowly die of his mortal wound. This proves that good will all ways overcome evil
In the story of Beowulf he could not kill Grendel wi

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