The Three Battles of Beowulf
Beowulf was the ultimate tale of good versus evil. With villains
who captured the very essence of animosity. They were murderers out
for blood almost completely savage with revenge or jealousy on their
mind. They could rip a man in half and feel no guilt. Unafraid of any
man they attacked large groups of warriors, some of which were the
kings best. The truth is they should have been they were not invincible,
for every evil there is an equal good and that good was Beowulf.
Beowulf through his life changed a great deal as a youth he was
lazy and sluggish. As he got older he became stronger, and a fierce
competitor. He once swam a great race against a character named Breka,
swimming seven days fighting sea monsters. Although he lost the race he
showed just how strong, brave, and heroic he was instead of winning the
race he saved his competitor. This battle gave him confidence for his
many battles to come. And this was nothing compared to the many
battles yet to come
Grendel was the anti thesis the exact opposite of Beowulf he was
loyal to no one and did not believe in a fair fight attacking troops of
sleeping men. He had attacked the mead hall for twelve years. His
attacks were fueled by jealousy he couldn’t stand to hear the soldiers in
the mead hall rejoicing and celebrating. He was an outcast on the outside
looking in much like Cain who had been cast away due to his evil deed.
Grendel is often referred to as the descendant of Cain. All this was
before king Hrothgar asked Beowulf to help. He didn’t know it but that
nights attack would be his last. he crept in to the mead hall while the
men were sleeping and attacked grabbing a man ripping him in half and
drinking his blood as Beowulf studied him pretending to be asleep.
Before Grendel could get to the main course Beowulf attacked him
unarmed with the belief that god would help him in battle after a long
period of struggle...