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Beowulf's Three Battles

Beowulf was the strongest and bravest man in the world. Decedent from the great Scyld, nothing would stop him from achieving excellence. Every opportunity that arose for Beowulf to prove himself as the greatest warrior was taken up and for the most part won. One incident with a friend of his, Breca, in a week long swimming match was one by Breca due to a minor interference in favor of Breca. Never has Beowulf's strength, honor or bravery proved false. He walked the talk and he talked a lot. Finally, a few opportunities arose to challenge our humble warrior. To test his honor and bravery our mighty hero he must defeat a monster known as Grendel, Grendel's mother and a giant dragon. "The captain of evil discovered himself in a handgrip harder than anything he had ever encountered in any man on the face of the earth." In order for Beowulf to prove his superiority among the rest of the humans he must win great battles. A monster known as Grend has been plaguing the Danes with it's brutal slayings and harassment of innocent people. When Beowulf hears of this treachery he, at once, insists on slaying the beast. He travels to meet Hrothgar, king of the Danes, where he is told of the beast and it's power. Beowulf uses this opportunity to make his reputation stronger. Reputation was very important among the Anglo-Saxons. Beowulf has no respect for the beast because it is killing without a cause or purpose. In order to compensate those who Grendel has killed a reparation must be made, a wergild, and that price is Grendel's head. "Beowulf got ready, donned his war-gear, indifferent to death..." After inflicting a mortal wound onto Grendel, Beowulf became the target of Grendel's mother. Furious with vengeance the bloodthirsty yet subtle mother of Grendel seeks out Beowulf. Upon entering the mead hall, quite stealthy, Grendel's mother takes one man, Aeschere, who just so happened to be Hrothgar's loyal assistant and right-ha...

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