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In the epic Beowulf the only complete Old English epic that has survived to present day the protagonist Beowulf fights three significant battles During these three battles against Grendel Grendels mother and the dragon Beowulf uses his strength and bravery to defeat each of the foes encountered Beowulf uses several of his character traits to help him as he conquers his enemies When one is analyzing a story such as this one must break the story down to its fundamental levels On the most fundamental level the battles Beowulf fights vary in several ways One of these ways is the revenge factor Although revenge is a factor in some of his battles he continues to be victorious So one has to ask oneself does revenge make the battles unpure If so the battles differ in many ways on different levels Thus each battle differs in the fact that each successive battle is less pure and more difficult The first battle Beowulf versus Grendel contains some of the elements aforementioned The fight is being fought as revenge against Grendel for all the horror he has wreaked upon the people Thus the revenge factor comes into play Beowulf also has no aid and simply uses his strength and cunning against Grendel So in fundamental analyzation one can see that this indeed is the most pure battle he fights because although revenge is involved he wins with no aid and uses nothing but strength and skill to win As far as difficulty is concerned in the story this battle is described as a relatively easy one for Beowulf Secondly speaking is the battle Beowulf versus Grendels mother The purity level of this battle takes a plunge for it has the revenge factor exponentialized to the second degree Grendels mother is avenging her sons death a death that occurred through revenge on Beowulfs behalf Though instead of Grendels mother coming to face Beowulf on Beowulfs home turf
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