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why did beowulf decide to free the danes from grendel?

 

fiona d #328071
Jun 08, 2013 6:46 AM

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why did beowulf decide to free the danes from grendel?

why did beowulf decide to free the danes from grendel?

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Aslan
Jun 08, 2013 7:09 AM

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Beowulf was obliged to fight Grendel. His father owed Hrothgar a debt of loyalty, and Beowulf "inherited" that debt.There is also the whole valour and glory theme which played into this as well.
 

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