Beowolf is an interesting tale about a hero, Beowolf and how he defeats the great demon, Grendel. It all starts off with King Hrothgar, who is a well liked ruler. He builds a gathering place for the danes, called Heorot, where they get together to drink, receive gifts from their lord, and listen to each others stories. The noise from Heorot causes Grendel, a demon who lives in the swamps of Hrothgar’s kingdom. Grendel attacks the Danes every night. The danes have no way of fighting back against the mighty Grendel, and so they suffer many years of fear, danger, and death at the hands of Grendel. Eventually, however, a young Geatish warrior named Beowulf hears of Hrothgar’s problem with Grendel. Inspired by the challenge, Beowulf sails to Denmark with a small army of men, determined to defeat Grendel. After an epic battle, Grendel is defeated. Grendels mother is unhappy about what took place and kills one of Hrothgars men. Beowolf avenges this murder by setting off into the swamps to kill Grendels mother. He eventually kills her with a magic sword. When he returns he is greatly rewarded. Later, after Beowolf has aged, he hears of a mighty dragon guarding treasure, who has been causng chaos in the city. Beowolf fights this dragon, but has a hard time because he is old. he eventually defeats the dragon, but in doing so he gets mortally wounded and dies. This story is very entertaining. I enjoyed the story because it depicts the act of a hero and how he is countlessly called upon to save the nation from numerous unpleasantries. Beowolf is a strong and admirable warrior who gave his life for his people.