The Epic Tale of Beowulf

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Honors World History Project

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  • The Tale of Beowulf based on the epic poem
  • translated by Seamus Heaney
  • Set in 500AD in Denmark and Southern Sweden
  • Main Character: Beowulf (Geat Warrior and Prince)
  • The Danish King Hrothgar had a monstrous problem. The creature Grendel was terrorizing Heorot, the famed mead hall, and killed many of his brave thanes
  • Beowulf heard of Hrothgar's plight and sailed across the North Sea to reach Denmark and slay the monster, Grendel.
  • Beowulf faced Grendel in hand-to-hand combat, and with the strength of 30 men in each arm, dealt the death blow to the demon by tearing off it's arm.
  • The people feasted in honor of Beowulf's courage and victory against the monster
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