Research paper on Beowulf
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... Beowulf is an epic poem set in Denmark in 507 A.D. It is not exclusively English although it is regarded as a remarkable survivor of a great literary tradition in the Anglo-Saxon (Old English) language.
The epic poem tells of a brave and strong young man named Beowulf, who set out with a group of soldiers to save the Danes from Grendel, a monster that kept the King Rothgar’s kingdom terrified. Brave, strong, and driven by a burning desire to carve a name for his own, Beowulf indeed proved himself hero when he singlehandedly killed Grendel. Even Grendel’s mother, who was cunning and wise as she was powerful, did not succeed in avenging her son’s death, for Beowulf overpowered her. Until his last...