posted by Audrey on .
Who destroyed the Heorot and how?
My answer: I think Grendel destroyed the Herot but I am not sure how. This story is hard to comprehend!
Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. You have asked so many questions about Beowulf that perhaps you are reading the poem in Old(e) English? Have you ever seen it in Modern English:
2. http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/16328 (a still newer one)
3. http://historymedren.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&sdn=historymedren&cdn=education&tm=37&f=00&tt=14&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.as.wvu.edu/english/oeoe/english311/3101998.html (a side-by-side translation with the Old English and the New.
According to the story, when Grendal attacked Herot, Beowulf pretended to be asleep until Grendal got close enough for him to grab. He grab Grendal's arm in a "fierce" grasp and no matter what Grendal tried, that grasp could not be broken. Finally, Grendal's arm was torn out at the shoulder. Grendal died.