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The confrontation with Grendel clearly demonstrates Beowulf

The confrontation with Grendel clearly demonstrates Beowulf...

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The confrontation with Grendel clearly demonstrates Beowulf's great strength, but it also illustrates  his sense of fair play and his cool reasoning regarding tactics. Beowulf refuses to wear armor or use  weapons against the ogre because Grendel is not schooled in the fine art of human warfare and will  use no weapons himself. Ironically, the choice to eschew weapons ends up helping Beowulf because  Grendel is protected from them by a magic charm. To defeat him, an opponent  must  be superior in  hand-to-claw combat. To study the ogre's approach, Beowulf allows Grendel to attack and devour  another of the Geats when the descendant of Cain enters Heorot that night. Although he is losing a  friend, Beowulf observes but lies still. When the ogre reaches for his next victim, he receives the  shock of his life. Beowulf, with the hand-grip of 30 men, grabs hold and won't let go. The ensuing 
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