“One Fine Man. Or is he?”         A mountain of a

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"One Fine Man. Or is he?" A mountain of a man, he's the strongest of them all. Battling fierce demons sent straight from hell and leaving without a scratch. Who? You ask. The one and only Beowulf. Beowulf's almighty hands have the ability to rip a monster limb from limb. His endurance outlasts any man, or monster. Beowulf swims day in and day out with no sign of stopping. With sea creatures nipping at his heal from all directions Beowulf is able to escape a certain death. This man is able to laugh at death and even accept death at any time. Beowulf also has a great military mind. He's able to take in his enemies profile and use this inelegance to defeat him.

"Grendel snatched at the first Geat he came to, ripped him apart, cut his body to bits with powerful jaws, drank the blood from his veins, and bolted him down, hands and feet; death and Grendel's great teeth came together, snapping life shut.

Then he stepped to another still body, clutched at Beowulf with his claws, grasped at a strong-hearted wakeful sleeper-and was instantly seized himself, claws bent back as Beowulf leaned up on one arm. That shepherd of evil, guardian of crime, knew at once that nowhere on earth had he met a man whose hands were harder; His mind was flooded with fear-but nothing could take his talons and himself from that tight hard grip. Grendel's one thought was to run from Beowulf, flee back to his march and hide there: This was a different Herot that the hall he had emptied. But Higlac's followers remembered his final boast and, standing erect, stopped the monsters flight, fastened those claws in his fists till they cracked, clutched Grendel closer. The infamous killer fought for his freedom, wanting no flesh but retreat, desiring nothing but escape; his claws had been caught, he was trapped. That trip to Herot was a miserable journey for the writhing monster!" "Screams of the Almighty's enemy sang in the darkness, the horrible shrieks of pain and defeat, the tears torn out of Grendel's taut throat, hell's captive caught in the arms of him who of all men on earth was the strongest." "The monsters hatred rose higher, but his power had gone, He twisted in pain, and the bleeding sinews deep in his shoulder snapped, muscle and bone split and broke. The battle was over, Beowulf had been granted new glory." This unbelievable fight was won with pure heart. Sure being the strongest man alive did help, but with no heart Beowulf would be nothing. Beowulf also shows heart when he knows that death is near and he still stays in the fight. He could have easily fled the fight, but this hero knew that the fate of his people was held in his grasp. Beowulf's courage raised his cousin's courage to an all time high that day. Together they over came that might beast. Being the strongest man alive you still have to know when help is needed. Knowing that his life on this earth was about to come to an end Beowulf quickly used his last breath to give all his riches to his people. What a fine man, or is he beyond man?

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