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The epic Beowulf has been regarded as greatest Anglo-Saxon poem for its survival and popularity. The epic poem is the translation of the story staged in Denmark and Southwestern Sweden during 6th century.
The poem has explained the 'brief genealogy of the Scylding (Dane) royal dynasty' which was named after mythic hero as a tribute to his services and sacrifices…
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Download file to see previous pages The poem has explained that for more than twelve years Grendel who is among the descendants of the murderer Cain has been a threat to the stability and survival of the Hrothgar's empire. The personality of Grendel can be best explained as huge man-like ogre. Grendel raided Heorot and brutally attacked the warriors of the king, killed many of them, he 'ruled the mead-hall nightly'.
It has been described in the poem that, Beowulf is the young warrior settled in the Geat-land i.e. Southwestern Sweden and visited Scylding. Beowulf offered his services to the kind in order to defend the territory and the empire against Grendel, he offered his fourteen bravest and trained men to the king. Beowulf was courteous and brave enough the offer his services to the king in exchange for the favors which were granted by the Hrothgar to the father of the Beowulf, the generous and supportive act of the Beowulf was a reciprocal gesture, however the intention of the Beowulf was much beyond just favoring the king, he desired to gain the treasure for his kingdom ruled by King Hygelac, and wanted to take that opportunity to enhance his personal reputation, and his influence in the political society.
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d Beowulf, and referred to the lost of the Beowulf in swimming contest against Breca, the Unferth further tamed the image and credibility of the Beowulf by regarding him as a complete failure against the forces of Grendel. The courageous Beowulf responded to the claims of Unferth in a dignified manner, and offered him a challenge to swim, 'the two swimmers were separated by a storm on the fifth night of the contest, and Beowulf had slain nine sea monsters before finally returning to shore'. The success of the Beowulf resulted in his immense popularity wide across Denmark and public respected him for his courageous, bold and confident attitude.
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Soon the clash between the Beowulf and Geats commenced in Heorot, the clash initiated only because Grendel was disappointed towards about the popularity of Beowulf and his team of warriors, and the peace of mind which his entire team offered to the people of Denmark. The fear which previously gripped the Danish was diluted, and this made Grendel surprised and shocked. Grendel was deeply frustrated and disappointed over 'the joy of the men in the mead-hall', and therefore furiously attacked the warriors who accompanied Beowulf and aimed to capture Beowulf. Beowulf was supported by his force of thirty warriors, and wanted to 'seize the ogre's claw and does not let go' (Frances, 2007). The battle between the forces of Beowulf and Grendel destroyed the great hall, however Beowulf was successful in slashing the 'Grendel's claw from its shoulder socket', which resulted in the escape of the wounded and helpless beast. The forces of Beowulf emerged victorious, and the claw trophy was in the custody of the Emperor of Heorot.
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