The Battle with Grendel

The Battle with Grendel
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  • The kingdom of King Hrothgar used to have peace, prosperity, and progress but one night Grendel, a demon from Cain, emerges from the swampy lowlands. From his death-den, he listens to the celebration at Heorot and becomes angry. Once the soldiers fall asleep, the captain of evil goes inside and kills thirty-two soldiers. This makes Hrothgar’s men powerless against him.
  • Beowulf, the nephew of the Geatish king Hygelac and a great hero, travels to Danes to defeat this hell-brute. He voyages across the sea with fourteen of his bravest warriors until he reaches Hrothgar’s kingdom.
  • What a night! I get to murder all of these men and have a great feast.
  • Death-shadow comes once again in the night but this time Beowulf is ready and waiting for him with his shield-bearers. Once Grendel arrives, he attacks immediately by mauling and devouring one of the men. Then, he is about to pounce on Beowulf too, but Beowulf seizes him in an arm-lock more intense than anything Grendel has ever suffered before. 
  • Beowulf rips Grendel's arm and shoulder from its socket, and the monster, mortally wounded, flees to the swamp to die. Beowulf mounts Grendel's arm as a trophy on the wall of Heorot. This shows the people how Beowulf is as brave as a lion.
  • Finally, the people celebrate this victory by singing, dancing, and drinking. Since this day on Beowulf will always be known and remembered as a hero. 
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