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Beowulf

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Meghan Mazzola

on 5 May 2010

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Transcript of Beowulf

Beowulf The Prologue : Scene 1

In scene 1 Sheild Sheafson is honored as a great king of the ancient Danes. He was very strong and powerful and all the clans had to pay him tribute. When he died, he was honored with an elaborate ceremony where all the people covered im with treasure and armor, put him in a boat and cast him off to sea. Sheafson's son Beow, became king and when Beow died, his son Halfdane became king. After Halfdane died his son Hrothgar became the king of the Danes. Under Hrothgar the kingdom prospered and had a very successful military. To honor his success, Hrothgar decided to built a mead hall that he called Heorot where all the soldiers went for entertainment. Grendal, a demon who descended from Cain, was listening to the music of the bards at Heorot and became angered. Once the men in the mead hall fell asleep, Grendal attacked. Scene 2 In scene 2, Grendel begins to look for a fight in the mead hall. Grendel tears down the door to Hearot with his bear hands and he then devours a warrior. Beowuld observes carefully. Grendel tries to snatch up Beowulf, but Beowulf grabs onto Grendel's arm with great strength, stunning the monster. Grendel tries to escape but Beowulf wrestles him down to the ground. Beowulf and Grendel rattle the walls and smash the mead benches as they fight each other. Grendal shrieks in pain and fear while soldiers begin to hack at him. Beowulf rips Grendel's arm out of its socket. Fatally wounded, Grendel goes back home to die. In the mead hall, Beowuld holds up his trophy to show his triumph and hangs the arm on the wall of the mead hall to show proof of his victory. Scene 3 Old English Writing The golden goblet was stolen from the dragon so he goes on a rampage. Beowulf's kingdom was devasted by the dragon's rampage and many were left dead. Beowulf becomes angry and plots his revenge against the dragon. He gets a shield from the iron smith that he thinks will stand up to the dragon's fiery breath. He feels no fear against the dragon since he defeated Grendel on his own. Scene 4 In scene 4, Beowulf dies and all his people grieve in sorrow. The people remember Beowulf's last requests and build a funeral pyre for him just as he ordered. The pyre was decked with helmets, heavy war shields and shining armor. Beowulf's body is burned with a magnificant fire. A Geatish woman worries about the future of her people now that Beowulf is no longer there beloved king. Grendel !!!!! Beowulf !!!! THE END
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