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"Beowulf. " Seamus Heaney. Introduction to Beowulf. lines in length, Beowulf is the longest surviving Old English poem. It survives in a single manuscript. Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney. Beowulf is the oldest piece of recorded writing that is written in the English language. However, we use the term. Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney. Part II: Grendel's Mother. The poem continues on after the death of Grendel, with the next threat revealing itself only the.

Hrothgar accepts Beowulf's offer to cleanse Heorot. The Danes feast with the visiting Geats and Beowulf's bravery is questioned by a Danish kinsmen, Unferth. Beowulf promises to conquer or die.

That night, the Danes and Beowulf's men fall asleep. Beowulf alone is vigilant. Grendel arrives at Heorot, devours a Danish warrior, and seizes Beowulf.

The two wrestle bitterly. Beowulf eventually tears off Grendel's arm and Grendel retreats, mortally wounded.

In the morning, many of the warriors follow the trail of Grendel's blood to a mere. A scop recites a lay about Sigemund and Heremod.

Hrothgar praises Beowulf's victory. At a celebratory feast, Beowulf receives generous rewards and a scop narrates a lay.

The night of the feast, Grendel's mother enters the hall, intent on revenge. She carries off schere, a favorite thane of Hrothgar. Beowulf is again summoned.

Beowulf's fight with Grendel ll. The former consists of the approach of Grendel to Heorot, and his hand-to-hand combat with Beowulf.

The second contains the elegaic reflections of a warrior whom the poet imagines to be the sole remnant of a great tribe that once held the treasure now guarded by the dragon which threatens Beowulf's people.

The poet powerfully conveys his nostalgia for dead companions and sense that treasure without an owner is worthless. The account of Beowulf's funeral describes a pagan cremation and records the Geats' epitaph for their dead leader. Beowulf opens with a description of the origin and history of the Scylding dynasty, tracing its descent down to Hrothgar, who builds Heorot, a great hall. But the sounds of rejoicing anger a monster, Grendel, and one night he kills thirty sleeping men.

These attacks recur for twelve years, during which no man can safely sleep in the hall. Beowulf, nephew of Hygelac, king of the Geats, resolves to come to the aid of Hrothgar. He sails with fourteen warriors and, despite initial suspicion, is welcomed to Heorot. Hrothgar accepts Beowulf's offer to cleanse Heorot. The Danes feast with the visiting Geats and Beowulf's bravery is questioned by a Danish kinsmen, Unferth.

Beowulf promises to conquer or die. That night, the Danes and Beowulf's men fall asleep. Beowulf alone is vigilant.

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Grendel arrives at Heorot, devours a Danish warrior, and seizes Beowulf. The two wrestle bitterly. Beowulf eventually tears off Grendel's arm and Grendel retreats, mortally wounded.

In the morning, many of the warriors follow the trail of Grendel's blood to a mere. A scop recites a lay about Sigemund and Heremod.

Hrothgar praises Beowulf's victory. At a celebratory feast, Beowulf receives generous rewards and a scop narrates a lay.

The night of the feast, Grendel's mother enters the hall, intent on revenge. Beowulf is again summoned.

With a company of Danes and Geats, Beowulf immediately heads to the mere. He plunges into the water, reaches the bottom and is dragged by Grendel's mother to her cavern, where she has the.

Source URL: British Library. The manuscript was damaged in the Cotton fire of The dying hero tells Wiglaf to bring some of the treasure out of the hoard and requests that a mound be built for him on the headland. Beowulf resolves to neutralise the threat alone.

Before departing. It is thought the manuscript was produced around the turn of the eleventh century. He shares the spoils with his uncle and lives in Geatland with great honour.

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Many years later. In its modern form. The dragon quickly overwhelms Beowulf with flame. Wiglaf sends news home of Beowulf's death and the messenger foretells the disaster that will ensue. Twelve warriors ride around the mound. Beowulf suddenly discovers a curious and very large sword and slays his foe. Back at Heorot. A pyre is built on the headland. In the morning.

It is known to critics as 'the Beowulf manuscript' or 'the Nowell codex'. Together they kill the dragon. The volume was the work of two scribes.

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Beowulf recounts his experiences.He was overwhelmed. However, when it comes to considering Beowulf as a work of literature, one publication stands out. Search inside document. The truth is this: The Action of Beowulf Beowulf opens with a description of the origin and history of the Scylding dynasty, tracing its descent down to Hrothgar, who builds Heorot, a great hall.