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Alicia Morrison Developmental Psychology Dr. Bothwell February 8, 2011 Reference: Burton Raffel. Beowulf. United States. 1999 Summary: The poem Beowulf, translated by Burton Raffel, published in 1999 in the U.S.A., and copy written in 1963; is an epic poem possibly from the sixteenth century. Beowulf; son of Edgetho is an epic hero who had to fight numerous creatures in order to save nations. In Herot; a great hall made by the king of the Danes, King Hrothgar, has been terrorized by a descendant of Cain (which is of pure evil), and an abomination to the earth’s surface; and this creature’s name is Grendel. This creature; being of pure wickedness, could not allow the music of Herots’ praise and thankfulness to the Almighty, for his protection to proceed any longer. With all his fury from his ancestors, Grendel marched on to Herot and began to destroy it in all its glory. After being tormented for twelve years, Beowulf comes to save Herot from its evil minion, Grendel. He came with the best of his warriors to come and defeat this descendant of Cain. The next return of this monster was its last. Beowulf defeated Grendel in a matter of minutes leaving it to run, hide, suffer, and die in its lonely cave where he and its mother dwelt. After the battle between Beowulf and Grendel, another monster arose to challenge Beowulf. Due to the death of Grendel; his mother came to avenge his death. She came to prosecute whoever murdered her son. She came and killed Esher; King Hrothgar’s dearest friend and companion, out of revenge of her son’s death. As soon as Hrothgar received knowledge of his friend’s death, he summoned for Beowulf to once again save Herot from turmoil. So Beowulf gladly took the offer and went to go defeat Grendel’s mother. He went under the swamp to an underworld where she dwelled and battled her and with little struggle, defeated her. And last but not least; Beowulf’s final battle. A slave stole an ancient gold cup from a
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