How Does Beowulf Relate To Real Life

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Beowulf is a poem set in Scandinavia. Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall in Heorot has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf, him, Grendel's mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated.

I believe that Beowulf can, in fact, relate towards real life. In the story, Hrothgar is a king, with a strong passion to lead the Danes into glory, which he does. They swear their swords to Hrothgar and with the armies, build a high hall, that can hold his mighty band and riches. In modern life, Hrothgar can represent a businessman, who was handed down a family company and turned it into something bigger and greater. Then, dividing spoils among his soldiers for their good works in battle, Hrothgar can represent a businessman, who has built up his company into something great with the help of his employees. With their help, he gives them a great bonus, so he earns great respect from the people who work for him.
When Grendel comes into the picture, he wipes out thirty men in a vicious slaughter. This can be in real life, for example, another company driving out business and sadly forcing Hrothgar to fire some of his employees. So far, Grendel is the company with the most success, until Beowulf enters the picture, Beowulf walks in to Hrothgar’s …show more content…

evil. Beowulf was a prince of the Geats. He fought Grendel, a nasty evil creature, and won. The evil Grendel fled and disappeared in the waters to die. Beowulf was good because he defeated Grendel. Grendel may have died, but his mother still lived. This is just like if Beowulf was a bully and was picking on a helpless kid, the kids mother would come out and handle it. So Beowulf plunges into the waters in an attempt to kill Grendels mother. He kills her. The moral of the story is that good always wins. Beowulf is the proud hero. He loves nothing more than the fame, glory, and riches that his winning gains

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