Beowulf is an extremely exciting and fascinating story about a character that lived in medieval Europe. The first reason why I liked this book is because its set back in the medieval era, also its one of the earliest poems in a modern European language. Beowulf is to the English what Homer and the Odyssey were to the Greeks. I didn't believe that a poem, which has been around for more than twelve centuries, could keep my interest. I was wrong. The book is filled with more blood and guts then the average summer horror flick. After the battle with Grendel, the monster which has been ravaging the Danish countryside and killing countless men, Beowulf makes sure that all people know that he had injured the great monster. It is translated that,
"...no Dane doubted the victory, for the proof, hanging high from the rafters where Beowulf had hung it, was the monster's arm, claw and shoulder and all" (Raffel, 49).
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