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Beowulfs Dark Side In Beowulf Beowulf the great warrior encounters three supernatural creatures that reveal the true dark side of human kind Beowulf encounters these creatures with the driving force of greed and heroism All of the monsters go through some events that cause them to change their behavior Beowulf trying to fix all of those problems falls in the same dark side that the monsters did The motivation of there battles reveals the dark side of man - jealousy revenge and greed At the beginning of the book Grendel attacks Herot because of jealousy He is woken by the songs that Herot sings when the town is completed He then becomes jealous because of the idea that everyone has friends except him Grendel was believed to be one of the pair of monsters that was a descendent of Cain banished by God forever punished for the crime of Abels death Since Cain had killed his only Brother slain his fathers son With an angry sword God drove him off outlawed him Beowulf 1261 - 1264 Grendel envies the fellowship and happiness he sees in Herot He hates not having anyone and being excluded from the company of men He is jealous of the pleasures that men have That is why Grendel kills the people of Herot for twelve years Eventually the news that Grendel is attacking Herot reaches King Hygleac in Geatland Beowulf tells King Hygleac that he will sail to Hrothgars kingdom to offer help Beowulf is received by Herots coastal guard who then takes him with King Hrothagar As soon as he gets to the Danish shore Hrothgars coastal guard awaits them Beowulf tells the guard who he is and states his reason for coming The guard takes the Geats to Herot Arriving at Herot King Hrothgar asks Beowulf why he is there and Beowulf answers him that he is there to help him Hrothgar asks him why he
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