beowulf notes.docx - Elements of the Epic Hero Supernatural Abilities \u25cf Beowulf is a noble and brave warrior who possesses superhuman strength and

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Elements of the Epic Hero Supernatural Abilities Beowulf is a noble and brave warrior who possesses superhuman strength and supernatural abilities to hold his breath underwater for more than a day, while in battle His Quest Beowulf gathers 14 men and heads out for Heorot where he has heard the stories of Grendel’s murders Battling the demon is no minor tasks and no one else has been brave enough or even capable to do it Beowulf proves his strength and bravery by defeated Grendel without any weapons and defeats Grendel’s mother with only a sword while holding his breath Beowulf assures Hrothgar and his people their safety Hrothgar rewards Beowulf for his deed Supernatural Elements in Beowulf There are demons and monsters through the story that live amongst people The supernatural realm is a place where humans cannot enter, but since Beowulf is supernatural, he can enter the realm to fight Grendel’s mother The realm is described as, “frost-stiffened wood, the overhanging bank is a maze of tree- roots mirrored in its surface. At night there, the water burns.” lines 1363-66 A gold-hoarding dragon emerges from sleep and Beowulf fights him, both been slain Low Point Beowulf is almost defeated by Grendel’s mother, but his armor is too strong and saves him from her knife Beowulf swings his sword and strikes Grendel’s mother Blood is seen on the surface and his men think Beowulf is dead Beowulf emerges victorious which leads us into the Resurrection Resurrection
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