Beowulf Part. 3
Updated: 3/12/2020
Beowulf Part. 3

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  • Beowulf shed his armor and blood-icicle in preparation for the battle. The Spear-Danes will later learn that a brave warrior is guarding the mead hall.
  • "Then out of the night came the shadow-stalker, stealthy and swift;" (702-703).
  • Grendel, Cain's descendant, placed his hand on the iron gate and destroyed it. He looked around the hall greedily anticipating the carnage that was to ensue.
  • Grendel let out a vicious snarl and mauled one of the thanes. Beowulf lay watching, analyzing the monster.
  • "Venturing closer, his talon was raised to attack Beowulf where he lay on the bed;" (744-766).
  • Just as Grendel was about to attack, Beowulf caught him in an arm lock. The monster attempted to escape but he could not overpower the evil-slayer. Fingers broke and tendons tore as Grendel's arm was ripped.