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Beowulf Violence Essay

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Beowulf is pretty much all about fighting and violence. There are many bloody and gory battles in Beowulf. Beowulf has 3 main battles with much violence: Beowulf against Grendel, Beowulf against Grendel’s Mother, and Beowulf against the Dragon that guarded the gold. All these battles had something in common, they were very violent. These battles in Beowulf were depicted very violent and disturbing because the Geats and the Danes originated from Vikings, they were very violent. You could say Beowulf was kind of a calm berserker.
The Danes need help with Grendel, here comes our hero Beowulf from the Geats. Grendel is terrorizing the beloved mead-hall called Heorot. Beowulf comes with not only bravery, but a lot of strength and perseverance. Grendel shows up, 4 times the size of Beowulf. He is not scared, Beowulf is fearless. This fight was very violent, Beowulf ending up ripping Grendel’s arm off with is bare hands! Beowulf didn’t need any weapons in this fight, more because he was confident, less because there was no time to grab a weapon. In conclusion this violent fight showed bravery, courage, and
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This dragon lived in a barrow guarding gold, a lot of gold. He had a custom iron shield made for the fire breathing beast. Beowulf fought hard in this battle, but he couldn’t do much, he was old. People started running away as they saw Beowulf was losing. One man named Wiglaf stayed to help. He was a very brave and strong man, almost like Beowulf. Wiglaf and Beowulf work together as they defeat the dragon. Beowulf is striked with poison before the Dragon dies. That is the end of Beowulf. This battle shows many things, not only blood, but the courage of Wiglaf to help his king. This battle was indeed very violent, getting bit by a dragon doesn’t seem fun. In conclusion, I could infer there was plenty of blood and gore in the battle because of the fire and vigorous
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