sam's beowulf storyboard

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  • "My Lord, the conquering king of the danes.. knows your ancestry, he welcomes you here to Hearot."  (391,392,393)
  • This is where Beowulf "Crosses the threshold" in which he arrives to Hearot to fulfill this great adventure and quest that he has set out to experience and accomplish. 
  • "Beowulf was granted the glory of winning; Grendel was driven under the fen banks, fatally hurt, to his lair. "(817-820)
  • Space symbolizes that Grendel dwells nowhere near civilization, and that he is of dark places.
  • This marks the first victory on the heroes path, Beowulf steps towards his destiny an backs up his boasting.  He exits the "Belly of the Whale."
  • "Are you the one who took on Brecca in a swimming match on the open sea, risking water just to prove you could win?" (506-508)
  • This is a part of Beowulf's "Road of trials" in which he is called out amongst these  new people and his judgement is questioned in front of them.
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