The Hero's Journey In The Epic Of Beowulf

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I was awakened by a call from Hrothgar. In my far- off home, Higlac’s follower and the strongest of the Geats, greater and stronger than anyone anywhere in this world heard how Grendel filled the nights with horror. So, once I heard about that I commanded a boat as soon as possible. I chose the mightiest men I could find the bravest and best of the Geats and sailed across the sea to Hrothgar because help was needed. As we sail over the land of the Danes we were escorted by a Danish guard to Herot, where Wulfgar, one of Hrothgar’s soldiers, tells the king about our arrival. As we went to the door the soldier told me how the king was saying “he knows about my noble birth and coming over the seas that we came bravely and are welcomed”. As my Geats and I stepped into the hall we were asked to leave our battle shields and spears outside. Once I got to the front of the hall to introduce myself there was a questioner asked about my pass, my race with Breca out in the sea. I swam in the darkness of night for about five days straight, hunting monsters out in the ocean, and killing them all one by one; death was my errand and the fate they had earned. I announced to the people that I alone and with the help of my men, may purge all evil from this hall. I will not use weapons and fear none.…show more content…
One day, Unferth's slave Cain finds the golden drinking horn in a swamp near Grendel's cave and brings it back to the kingdom. Later that night a nearby village has been destroyed by a dragon. The message was sent over to my kingdom from Unferth. I thought about it, and realized that the dragon was my born son from Grendel’s mother. So, removing the horn has voided the agreement between me and Grendel’s mother, which she has now sent our son, to destroy my kingdom. As I go to her cave to convince her to stop the attack, she claims it’s too late. I immediately left to stop the

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