Grendel approaches Herot in excitement as there are people to eat. "Grendel snatched at the first Geat He came to...cut his body to bits. with his powerful jaws."
Someone save us from this savage beast!
Little did Grendel know, a great warrior Beowulf would attack him. Grendel's "claws bent back as Beowulf leaned up on one arm." Grendel was not expecting to be attacked, especially by a man.
This is the final fight, Grendel, for you will no longer kill these men!
While Grendel and Beowulf fought, the Danes cower in fear of the chaos coming from the hall. "Herot trembled," as it was being torn apart by the monster and warrior.
Thirteen of the Geats believed they could defeat Grendel with their swords, however, they did not know that Grendel cursed them to not harm him, for now the "sharpest and hardest iron could not scratch at his skin."
Our wounding-weapons shall defeat Grendel once and for all!
Beowulf was the only warrior with the courage to fight Grendel with his bare hands. He held Grendel's arm until Grendel could take it no more, as he "twisted in pain, and the bleeding sinews deep in his shoulder snapped." Grendel twisted his own shoulder off, for there was no other way to escape Beowulf's grip.
This blood-battle shall die in my victory! Grendel