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An example of comitatus in the story "Beowulf" is Beowulf's sworn allegiance to King Hrothgar that he will defend the Hall of Heorot against the monster Grendel. Beowulf lives by his oath and faithfully keeps it by slayi... More »

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Beowulf is a poem written by an unknown Anglo-Saxon poet around 700 A.D., and it follows the story of a warrior named Beowulf who travels to Denmark with a small group of men to fight a "demon" named Grendel. Grendel att... More »

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The epic poem "Beowulf" follows the titular hero on his quest as he saves King Hrothgar's mead hall from the beast Grendel, defeats Grendel's mother, reigns as king and eventually dies gloriously in battle with a dragon.... More »

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In a famous English epic poem, Beowulf defeats Grendel by waiting for him in the great hall of King Hrothgar, grappling with him, and using his great strength to rip one of Grendel's arms and shoulders from his body. Gre... More »

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Beowulf wounds Grendel in a fight. He first grips Grendel, his attacker, by the hand. Beowulf's strength causes the other man's hand to break and begin to bleed. As the fight continues, Beowulf delivers a mortal injury t... More »

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The poem "Beowulf" is set in Sweden and Denmark during the sixth century and tells the story of Beowulf, a Geatish warrior who fights monsters. The first creature Beowulf battles is called Grendel, a monster that has att... More »

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A quote containing alliteration from "Beowulf" is: "I've never known fear, as a youth I fought in endless battles, I am old now, But I will fight again, seek fame still, If the dragon hiding in his tower dares to face me... More »

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