Beowulf Call to Adventure

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  • Beowulf "was on home ground, over in Geatland. There was no one else like him alive. In his day, he was the mightiest man on earth, high-born and powerful" (195-198).
  • "There was panic after dark, people endured raids in the night, riven by the terror" (192-193).
  • "Then news of Grendel, hard to ignore, reached [Beowulf]: Sailors brought stories of the plight [Hrothgar] suffer[ed] in this legendary hall" (409-4112).
  • "I mean to be a match for Grendel, settle the outcome in single combat" (425-426).
  • Beowulf: The Call To Adventure
  • The elders "inspected omens and spurred his ambition to go, whilst he moved about like the leader he was, enlisting men, the best he could find" (204-207).
  • "With fourteen others the warrior boarded the boat as captain, a canny pilot along coast and currents," "to sail the swan's road and search out that king, the famous prince who needed defenders" (207-209, 200-201).
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