scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,924
In folktales legends mythology and even the Bible people are told stories about Heros and their unimaginable strength wisdom and power Beowulf is a great example of this the poor young eponymous hero is left alone in the woods to survive on his own and then he overcomes all of these to kill three mythological beasts save two entire countries and live as king of a country for over fifty years of peace and prosperity Now that in its own is not that special there are millions of stories out there about heroes and how they live happily ever after This is where Beowulf is different despite the hero it is a story about the forthcoming apocalypse Just from the start the poem the Danes are sad and with out hope their king Shield Sheafson scourge of many tribes a wrecker of mead-benches rampaging among foes4-5 is dead With in the first twenty lines you find out that one of the best kings the Danes have had is dead and they dont know how they will go on with out him Four generations of kings go by and finally the Danes are bequeathed a great king again Hrothgar son of Hafedane is their answer out of these hard times King Hrothgar builds a great hall Heorot Hall It shows his power and his might for it is detailed with fine gold jewels and trophies But not long after the hall is built a new threat presents its self Grendel a powerful demon a prowler though the dark 85 lays down a plague of death and destruction on Heorot hall for twelve long hard miserable years Every night the demon comes and kills whom ever he pleases that is watching the hall No one can stand up to this monster many have tried and failed It seems as if the Danes must learn to live with the vile demon of the dark All the danes
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA