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Beowulf’s epic exhibits three monster archetypes, every related to an inside battle Beowulf is experiencing. Ultimately, his battles with every monster lead to his victory over every demon within. As Beowulf efficaciously defeats Grendel’s Mother, he describes this as follows: “The water used to be calm and clean, the total lake/was peaceable as soon as the demons who lived/in it/Were dead…/They left the lake together. Grendel’s moves demonstrates how he is pushed by way of hate, this in the end makes him the best monster […]

Essay Analysis of Heroism in Beowulf

Type of text Poem Title of the text and its Source Beowulf poem dates back to 8th century Composer of Text Anonymous Medium of production Oral tradition Summary Beowulf represents an Old English heroic poem with an anonymous writer that dates back between 8th and 11th century. Gummere (2007) recounts the poem citing the rein […]