Grendel Vs Beowulf

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Beowulf, an epic poem written in about 800 C.E., contains several major battle scenes between Beowulf and a variety of different monsters. These three separate battles involve Beowulf, Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and decades after the first two clashes a dragon. These major plot scenes are both alike and different in how they begin, play out, and conclude. The motivations of each of the monsters to attack are unique to each one. Grendel, a demon who lived in the morass near Herot, decided to attack the mead hall because he despised the joy and song that came from within its doors. Unfortunately for Grendel, Beowulf engages him in unarmed combat and fatally wounds him. This leads Grendel’s mother to strike in revenge at the mead hall, killing a soldier. Decades later, the dragon strikes at the people out of revenge as well, as some of its treasure had been stolen from it.…show more content…
Similarly, he seeks out Grendel’s mother to protect the people from a deranged mother continuing her son’s brutal and cruel work. Beowulf also acted against the dragon to protect his people, as it was slaughtering the people and burning villages in revenge. Beowulf acted against the monsters to protect the common people from further harm, in addition to glory for himself, as he would attack the demons by himself, often in a manner that most assumed would be suicide. However, during the dragon clash, Beowulf also acted in part to remember the glory days of his life, as a young, fit soldier capable of winning every

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