Beowulf - Beowulf Archetypal Journey The Quest to Rid the...

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Beowulf Archetypal Journey The Quest to Rid the Land of Danger The call to adventure: “In his far-off home Beowulf, Higlac’s Follower and the strongest of the Geats – greater And stronger than anyone anywhere in this world – Heard how Grendel filled nights with horror And quickly commanded a boat fitted out, Proclaiming that he’d go to that famous king, Would sail across the sea to Hrothgar, Now when help was needed.” Refusal of the call: Beowulf is categorically confident of his call, as he states without fear: “That this one favor you should not refuse me- That I, alone and with the help of my men, May purge all evil from this hall.” Accepting the call: Beowulf, instead of accepting the call, is requesting permission from the king to grant him the task of killing the monster. “…Now Grendel and I are called Together, and I’ve come. Grant me, then, Lord and protector of this noble place, A single request!” Supernatural Aid: “Then he saw, hanging on the wall, a heavy
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