Beowulf

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  • Wrath of Grendel and Coming of Beowulf
  • The Battle of Grendel
  • The Monter's Lair
  • Kenning: "Sea-Road" Fate: "Telling with mastery of man's beginnings, How the Almighty had made the waters" Heroic: "As interlopers, I have to be informed about who you are and where you hail from. Outsiders from across the water"
  • The Battle with Grendel's Mother
  • Kenning: "Shepard of evil" Fate: "Nobody on earth knew of another Building like it. Majesty lodged there, And its light shone over many lands" Heroic: "It was a paved track, a path that kept them In marching order. Their mail-shirts glinted, Hard and hand-linked; the high-gloss iron Of their armor rang."
  • The Last Battle
  • Kenning: "wolf-den" Fate: "Whichever one death fells Must deem it a just judgment by God. If Grendel wins, it will be a gruesome day; He will glut himself on the Geats in the war-hall" Heroic: "Whichever one death fells Must deem it a just judgment by God. If Grendel wins, it will be a gruesome day; He will glut himself on the Geats in the war-hall"
  • The Spoils and The Farewell
  • Kenning: "ring-marked blade" Fate: "Than I could manage to move from him.Shoulder to shoulder, we struggled on For five nights, until the long flow And pitch of the waves, the perishing cold, Night falling and winds from the NorthDrove us apart." Heroic: "That anyone else alive under heaven Might enjoy greater regard than he did:“Are you the Beowulf who took on BrecaIn a swimming match on the open sea, Risking the water just to prove you could win?"
  • Kenning: "the Geats' ring-giver" Fate: "Treating the household and the assembled troop Until it was Beowulf’s turn to take it from her hand. With measured words she welcomed the Geat And thanked God for granting her wish" Heroic: "To ease their afflictions. He accepted the cup,A daunting man, dangerous in actionAnd eager for it always."
  • Kenning: "fire-spitting terror" Fate: "He knew it for certain; and one bloody clash Had fulfilled the dearest wishes of the Danes. The man who had lately landed among them, Proud and sure, had purged the hall, Kept it from harm; he was happy with his night-work And the courage he had shown." Heroic: "On the broad earth was there anyone better To raise a shield or to rule a kingdom. Yet there was no laying of blame on their lord, The noble Hrothgar; he was a good king.."
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