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The Three Battles of Beowulf

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...

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