“Beowulf” is a heroic epic poem written by an unknown author in Old English, around 1000 AD. It is one of the seminal works of English literature. It tells the story of the hero, Beowulf, and his battles against the monster Grendel and Grendel’s mother.
The poem begins with a history of the Danish kings, starting with Shild and leading up to the reign of the current king Hrothgar, Shild’s great-grandson. Hrothgar is well loved and a great warrior. He builds a lavish hall, called Herot, to house his vast army, and when the hall is finished the Danish soldiers gather under its roof to celebrate.
However, provoked by the singing and partying of Hrothgar’s followers, Grendel, a monster in human form who lives at the bottom of a nearby swamp, appears at the hall late one night and kills thirty of the warriors in their sleep. For the next twelve years the fear of Grendel‘s potential fury casts a shadow over the lives of the Danes.
Beowulf, prince of the Geats, hears about Hrothgar’s troubles, and gathers fourteen of his bravest warriors, and sets sail from his home in southern Sweden. The Geats are greeted by the members of Hrothgar’s court, and Beowulf boasts to the king of his previous successes as a warrior, particularly his victories in fighting sea monsters. Hrothgar welcomes the arrival of the Geats, hoping that Beowulf will live up to his reputation.
That night, Grendel appears at Herot, and Beowulf, true to his word, wrestles the monster bare-handed. He tears off the monster’s arm at the shoulder, but Grendel escapes, only to die soon afterward at the bottom of the snake-infested swamp where he and his mother live.
The Danish warriors, who had fled the hall in fear, return singing songs in praise of Beowulf‘s triumph and performing heroic stories in Beowulf‘s honor. Hrothgar rewards Beowulf with a great store of treasures and, after another banquet, the warriors of both the Geats and the Danes retire for the night.
Unknown to the warriors, however, Grendel‘s mother is plotting revenge for her son’s death. She arrives at the hall when all the warriors are sleeping and carries off Esher, Hrothgar’s chief adviser.
Beowulf, rising to the occasion, offers to dive to the bottom of the lake, find the monster’s dwelling place, and destroy her. He and his men follow the monster’s tracks to the cliff overlooking the lake where Grendel‘s mother lives, where they see Esher’s bloody head floating on the surface of the lake.
During the ensuing battle, Grendel‘s mother carries Beowulf down to her underwater home, but Beowulf finally kills the monster with a magical sword that he finds on the wall of her home. He also finds Grendel‘s dead body, cuts off his head, and returns to dry land. The Great and Danish warriors, waiting expectantly, celebrate as Beowulf has now purged Denmark of the race of evil monsters, who were descendants of the Biblical Cain.
Beowulf”is part of the tradition of epic poetry which functions as a kind of history, blending past, present, and future in a unique,all-encompassing way. It is not just a simple tale about a man who kills monsters, but rather a large-scale vision and recapitulation of the history of mankind.
There have always been monsters for heroic, good and brave men to fight. Today the battle is President Trump against the monsters in deep state (the swamp} represented by the likes of Brennen, Comey, Clapper, the Democrat party and the fake media. Their father, Obama and their mother, Hillary, are waiting to get revenge against The Donald for mortally wounding the monsters in the 2016 election and the Trump promise keeping presidency.
Grendel is the deep state or swamp which Trump (Beowulf) is draining. The always plotting Democrats won’t let go of Russian collusion. Therefore, Trump bear-handed will tear off Grendel’s tenacious arm at the shoulder and slay Grendel’s mother with the magical Sword of the Spirit.
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