See Article History Beowulf, heroic poem, the highest achievement of Old English literature and the earliest European vernacular epic.
After Grendel is killed, Grendel's mother attacks Heorot in revenge. A tear fell down my face for the first time. Grendel is a ferocious monster that has been killing the Danes in the mead hall He then grapples with Beowulf, whose powerful grip he cannot escape.
The man was nowhere to be found, as he had won the battle. The Danes rejoice once more. The interpretation of a hero is usually altered in order to fit the audience, such as, Saddam Hussein in America is made out to be this monster whereas, in his home country Iraq, he is looked at as a hero and idolized by some.
Beowulf to us can only truly be enjoyed if one reads it in the old English version. This article was most recently revised and updated by J.