Beowulf faces three different endeavors which means the lyric has three different climaxes. The first peak of the story occurs when Beowulf and his men are sleeping in the Heorot and Grendel comes to attack. After the monster kills one of the men, Beowulf grabs Grendel’s arm and rips it off and hangs it on the rafter. The next climax was when Beowulf goes to fight Grendel’s mother, who came back for revenge, killed King Hrothgar’s best friend, and stole back her son’s arm. The two put up a very good fight against each other until Beowulf finds a sword in Grendel’s mother’s kitchen and stabbed her to death.
By the end of the war, there were some 50,000 up to 100,000 survivors that were living in occupied Europe. Auschwitz was the camp that happened to occur the most death out of all the other camps. Thousands of Nazis commited suicide during 1945, as they were taught. After the removal of Adolf Hitler, within’ a year, the population of survivors grew up to over 200,000 survivors. During the holocaust, Adolf hitler murdered millions of people.
The story of Ronald Gene Simmons. On the 22nd of December, 1987 the worst mass murder in Arkansas history took place. A man by the name of Ronald Gene Simmons went on a killing spree. He started off by killing his wife, kids, and his three year old granddaughter, but it didn’t stop there. He killed his family and quite a few harmless townspeople because he went insane, because why else would you kill harmless people?
The monster kills only Esher, Hrothgar’s closest advisor and friend, and removes his body and her son’s body parts. Once the king got a hold of this knowledge they ran to Beowulf and asked him for help in finding and killing the mother of Grendel. Before his departure Unerth, “Lent him a famous weapon, a fine, / Hilted old sword named Hrunting” showing his honor he has for Beowulf as he goes to fight another monster(64). Beowulf ventures into the mother’s underwater lair to defeat Grendel's mother, the sword Unerth gives Beowulf does not function down there. Using a magical sword he finds in the giants’ hideaway Beowulf kills her with it.
Genghis Khan Even though Genghis Khan and his army killed 30 to 40 million people through his conquering of most of middle Asia with the help of a great army, he had the most powerful attack strategy in the world. In his early days he was know as Temujin. Temujin’s early life was very harsh and brutal, he grew up in a poor village with his mother and brothers (his father was poisoned when he was much younger). Temujin and his brothers would hunt for their food and it always ended with Temujin coming back with the greatest deer or critter, he was very skilled with a bow and arrow. One day himself and his older brother were hunting and they got into a fight over a small deer, it resulted in Temujin killing his older brother and his brother was never seen again.
While he had arrows he aimed and shot, and every shot brought down one of his huddling enemies.” ( Homer ) After getting home from the war, Odysseus uses his skills to kill all of the suitors. This shows that war veterans remain in combat mode and use their skills in situations at home when needed. War veterans will forever carry the knowledge and experience they get from going off to war. Recognition of this problem can help veterans as they try to return to their pre-war
As Odysseus fights his way through obstacles to assure his nostos, he simultaneously defends his kleos, meaning that his homecoming and heroic identity are at stake. In the epic, Odysseus’s fame evolves as he progresses on his journey to Ithaca—it undergoes three different stages in one process to reach the third stage of legitimacy. In books, 1; 3-4, his kleos is nothing more than fragmented memories because he is unheard or seen of for seven years; in books 9 and 12, his fame is in the midst of recognition as he boasts about his past challenges; and, in books 16; 22-23, he polishes his fame because he defeats the suitors, and speaks about his adventures to his wife Penelope. In this triadic structure, the first phase of kleos is only through
When Grendel’s mom showed up to avenge her son, Beowulf could have traveled home and left the people of the land to deal with the beast. Instead, he remained loyal and hunted down Grendel’s mother. He killed her. Duke Theseus showed loyalty after the battle was over. The man that had won his sister-in-law was killed in an unfortunate event.
Everyone sees Macbeth as someone crazy after that night. Macbeth’s wife tries to make things better while he talks to the ghost seating in his chair. All of this ghost that appear in front of Macbeth because they represent all the people that he has killed to get where he is now. Macbeth is where he is because he has killed a few people in order to take them out of the kingdom. But all of what he has done is
For these valiant efforts against the monster he is rewarded with all the treasures of the hoard. It is never made clear what exactly is included in the treasure, but we can assume that it is more metaphorical than tangible. Since we already know that Sigemund's name was remembered greatly even after his death, it is possible that the treasure symbolizes and constitutes the many heroic traits a warrior can possess. After Sigemund's triumph his "name was known everywhere...he was utterly valiant and venturesome." (Heaney 898-99).