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The courage of the great Beowulf Lived no prince so mild no man So open to his people so deserving of praiselines 868-869 Beowulf is a book about a hero a hero of Anglo-Saxon times Anglo-Saxon time was a time of war and fighting between religious cultures Through all of this came an epic about a hero named Beowulf Throughout this poem Beowulf shows courage everywhere Beowulfs conquers over his three enemies in this book show the courage he had throughout his battles In Beowulfs battle with Grendel his courage was reflected in his actions Grendel first attacked an unarmed soldier who was sleeping Beowulf was the next man to be attacked by Grendel As soon as Grendel grabbed Beowulf though Beowulfs courage was shown Then he stepped to another Still body clutched at Beowulf with his claws Grasped at a strong-hearted wakeful sleeper And was instantly seized himself claws Bent back as Beowulf leaned up on one armlines 320-324 He quickly broke free of Grendel and with the sheer strength Beowulf showed Grendels first thought was to flee Grendels one thought was to run From Beowulf flee back to his marsh and hide therelines 330-331 Beowulf then quickly grabbed Grendel holding him ever so tightly Even though men were beating at Grendel they had no effect on him like Beowulf did Grendel was now fighting for his life and he knew it Grendel with all his might tried to defeat Beowulf but couldnt because of the courage and strength shown by Beowulf Beowulf with no weapon but his bare hands and no armor but the clothes he happened to be wearing that day defeated Grendel Beowulf defeated Grendel not for pleasure but to protect everyone from the terrible being That mighty protector of men Meant to hold the monster till its life Leaped out knowing the find was no use To anyone in Denmarklines 365-368 Beowulf did not kill Grendel
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