Before Beowulf fights Grendel what is the political and familial relationship between Hrothgar and Beowulf? What is the relationship between Hrothgar and Beowulf from before the time of Grendel?

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Beowulf is one of the oldest surviving epic poems in the Old English language. The manuscript was produced between 975 and 1025, but we do not know when the actual poem was first composed. We also do not know who the original poet was; that mystery person is referred to as the “Beowulf poet.”

In this epic poem, the great hero Beowulf comes to the aid of the tormented Danes. He slays the monster Grendel and then Grendel's monster mother, and eventually kills a dragon. He dies in the final battle with the dragon, but successfully rids the land of its plague of monsters.

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