Beowulf 37-78

Beowulf 37-78 - Jonathan Gold First-Year Preceptorial...

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Jonathan Gold September 12, 2005 First-Year Preceptorial Beowulf 37-78 Response There seems to be a separation of the monsters in Beowulf in that, Grendel was more like a killer, and that Grendel’s mother and the dragon were more on the lines of seeking revenge. Grendel had no good reason for killing Hrothgar’s people for twelve years, in the first place. Grendel’s mother was seeking revenge at Hrothgar, because Beowulf had killer her son, and she only killing one person. The dragon was dormant, until a thief had to discover the hoard of treasure it was protecting. Only then a valuable goblet is stolen does the dragon go on a rampage. Beowulf was able to sit a wait for the monster Grendel to come to him, and with ease was he able to kill him. When Beowulf was needed to kill Grendel’s mother, he had to go down to the deadly swamp were she had the advantage. Same goes for the dragon, he was unable to make the dragon come out of his borrow, so he had to go in and rise his own life. Beowulf’s final encounter, seem to be the most important scene to describe the
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2009 for the course ENG 100 taught by Professor Marr during the Spring '09 term at Union.

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