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. The final climax is when the Beowulf attacks the dragon for burning down his house. The dragon tears at Beowulf’s neck with his fangs. He then starts to bleed and begins to get very weak, yet he is still able to stab the dragon in the
The dragon influences Grendel to believe killing would solve his problems. The effects turned negative and caused Grendel to pave his death. Grendel ditched the Shaper's theories and wholeheartedly followed the dragon. "I no longer remember exactly what [the Shaper} sang"(77). Grendel became enraged by the Shaper's song.
Odyssey Argumentative Essay The Odyssey is an epic by Homer. It is a story about Odysseus journey back to Ithaca after the Trojan War. All the Greek heroes had returned home after the Trojan War except for Odysseus who was an important hero in Ithaca. Odysseus was absent in his son’s life and Telemachus decided that, it was time to find his father and bring him back home to his wife Penelope. Odysseus was trapped in Calypso Island for ten years and this made his son Telemachus to embark on a journey to find him after he learnt that he was not dead.
This quote shows that Grendel’s mother most likely cared enough about Grendel that she wants to get revenge on those who killed her son. However, later Beowulf goes on a journey to the lake in which Grendel’s mother lives and slays her with her own sword. The last main point is when Beowulf dies. Finally, Beowulf leaves the Danes and goes back to Geatland and later becomes king after his father passes away. Year pass, and eventually a thief awakens a dragon, who begins to torment the village.
The third and final evil Beowulf must face is the dragon. At this point in the poem, Beowulf has been the “ring-giver” or king for half a century (Beowulf 2207). The role of a king in Germanic times included rewarding warriors with treasure captured in battle; however, the dragon keeps his treasure to himself. This greediness is in direct opposition to the qualities of a good king, and the dragon becomes the representation of selfishness and destruction. Beowulf takes on the role of a warrior once again, and defeats the dragon.
The monster then decides to take the life of Victors companion. He does this for revenge as that is the one thing Victor refuses the monster. The reason for these characters deaths is in Foster's words “to put stress on other characters.”(90) These deaths cross a breaking point in Victor's mind. When Victor has nobody left in his life he makes up his mind to kill the monster in an act of violent passion. He sets out to hunt the monster, but gets sick and dies on his journey.
During the fight with Grendel, it appeared as if Beowulf was losing. A good quantity of his men were getting slaughtered, and Grendel seemed to be invulnerable. However, Beowulf did not give up. Not giving up takes courage, especially when fighting an enormous monster from Hell who is eating your people alive. Beowulf is full of audacity and determination, and that’s what differs him from typical
Anthony followed him until it was the monster’s last seconds before collapsing, but before it went unconscious the dragon had an undone deed, to kill his slayer. Anthony was moving slowly, as he had been weakened by the disease. The monster, though dying he was, followed his victim. Due to his lack of expertise, Anthony underestimated the agility and so close it came to Anthony but it was right before it bit Anthony that it fell unconscious but alive. With meticulousness Anthony took a sample of the dragon’s blood and venom and immediately left for the nearest lab.
But there is a conflict and this is that there is no one of his kind in the world; and because of this he becomes very sad. The creature confronts Victor and asks him to make another creature similar to him but female, and Victor begins to make another creature but stops in the middle of his project. The creature finds this out and begins to terrorize Victor, the creature gets Victor's attention by killing a child and then killing Victor's best friend. When the creature killed Victor's best friend Victor had known what had to be done. The last thing that made the creature have full control over Victor was that he killed his newly wed wife.
At this point in the poem, it has been fifty years since Beowulf crushed Grendel and Grendel’s mother; therefore, Beowulf is now fairly old. However, despite his age, he insists on fighting the dragon. He says, “I feel no shame, with shield and sword/And armor, against this monster: when he comes to me/I mean to stand, not run from his shooting/Flames, stand till fate decides/Which of us wins.” (page 57, lines 635-639). From this quote, one can assume that Beowulf knows there is a great chance of him dying during this battle. Even though he is aware of this, he is calm and confident when he heads toward the dragon’s tower.