Beowulf Research Paper

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I'm doing my three page research paper over Beowulf, the story of a warrior from ancient times when monsters, goblins, and demons still plagued the Earth that we live on still today. Beowulf was a tall tale told for many, years to children before they fell asleep at night. It's a story that has been around from 720-796 a.d. And hasn't gotten old yet, because it inspires people and tells people what real hero’ s are capable of and what they're made of and the limits they can surpass all on their own will and strength.
Beowulf isn't just a play, a movie, or a video's also a poem that is considered to be the longest and most amazing poems in existence in Old English. It has been taken care of in the Cotton Vitellius A XV
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Hrothgar welcomes the arrival of all of the Geat warriors, hoping that Beowulf and his warrior friends will live up to the expectations that Hrothgar has for them. Because little did Beowulf know what he was up against this time around.
On the same night that Beowulf and his warriors came, Grendel came in the pitch black of night and attacked! Beowulf, being the amazing and strong warrior that he is, bare handedly wrestled Grendel for his life and in the end Beowulf tore off Grendel's arm and claimed it as a trophy of his glorious battle with Grendel. The wounded monster, knowing that it was time to retreat, hurried back to his watery hell of a swamp. As Hrothgar promised, for Beowulf's courage, bravery, and honor, Hrothgar gave Beowulf a great amount of treasure for his trouble and kindness.
Little did Beowulf and his warriors know though that Grendel had a mother, and she was coming back with revenge. Grendel's mother comes at night when all is quiet and all the warriors are sleeping, and she takes away with her one of Hrothgar's followers in the dead of night. She also takes with her, her son’s claw that Beowulf had claimed from Grendel as a trophy. Beowulf, being the hero of this whole story, goes to track down this fierce beast.

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