Conclusion: As we can see there are many different examples of revenge in Beowulf. That all play a vital and very important role in the plot of this story. It basically keeps you on your toes wondering what is going to happen next. They all take revenge on people for different things. Grendel 's mom takes revenge on the meade hall of heorot and people there because of the loss of her son, While Beowulf takes revenge for the loss of his companion.
When Grendel dies from the power of Beowulf, this does not leave Grendel’s Mother amused. Grendel’s Mother is attacking Herot and “she’d killed a glorious soldier,cut a noble life short. No Geat could have stopped her”(Beowulf 416-417). As seen in the quote, Grendel’s mother is very upset about what happened to her son. By killing a soldier and terrorizing Herot, she is getting revenge for the death of her son.
Westley also plays the role of the initiates, heroes that have to undergo training and ceremony before undertaking the quest. His initiation begins when he stays with the pirates and learns more about sword fighting and bravery. The devil figure is Prince Humperdinck, he tries to make the princess love him, but he fails and at the end kills her true love. He separated them apart, but he came back for the princess. Buttercup represents the white goddess, a good, beautiful maiden with blonde hair and an ideal marriage partner.
His main quest is to get forgiveness from the gods. A worrier tries to win just like Hercules “wins” over the gods be completing each task. His main fear was being unable to do each task. A warrior is a afraid of weakness just like how Hercules is afraid of being too weak to do each task. His main dragon is Eurystheus.
The difference between this enemy is that before a thief tried stealing its treasure it was doing nothing but minding its own business. By the time Beowulf must face the dragon he is an old and honored king and is well out of his prime. This final battle is a battle in which Beowulf is well out matched with the dragons ability to control flame and flight. Though innocent of the thievery, Beowulf must defend his people and his kingdom. This third encounter is high tragedy, for Beowulf is no longer a naive adolescent, confident in the power of his arms, but an old man who knows this battle will be his last.
Laertes was worried about his and his dad’s pride so he decide to murder hamlet. Laertes plans the big fencing match with Hamlet. He tricked hamlet and poisoned the tip of his sword. After he poisoned the tip of his sword everything went downhill. Laertes was being greedy because he wanted his dad to be king and stay king.
The sleeping dragon was awoken by a slave who stole a beautiful cup because he was trying to repay his debt of freedom. Valor is shown through the fighting that Beowulf and the dragon do. This causes destruction and chaos throughout the whole town. This scene in the book greatly shows the valor of Beowulf. Beowulf fights the dragon so that the people he rules can be safe and he is willing to risk his life.
For instance, these battles are not fought for the same reason. Overall Beowulf fights for glory throughout the epic poem, but there are specific reasons when it comes down to the three battles. First and foremost, Beowulf fights Grendel to protect the people of Heorot. Secondly, he fights Grendel’s mother because instead of grieving over the loss of Grendel, she goes to Heorot for revenge. Lastly, Beowulf fights the dragon because not only does he want to protect his people but he also wants to gain the treasure the dragon so fiercely guards.
In the beginning of the play, it is evident how much Macbeth loves his wife. This is what makes it so easy for her to bribe him into killing Duncan, which eventually leads to him killing many more people. Unfortunately, in the end of the play, their relationship gets ruined and Lady Macbeth ends up taking her own life. Because of one bribe, Macbeth went on to become a serial killer and their relationship would turn to mush. In act 3, scene 4, line 119, Lady Macbeth responds to Ross: “I pray you, speak not: He grows worse and worse; question enrages him: at once, good night.
Though the dragon managed to kill Beowulf in time from a bite that was poisonous, one his most loyal knights slayed the dragon and after retrieving the treasure he kept it hidden. Beowulf tells Wiglaf to build him barrow where people will remember him by. He was one of the bravest knights putting himself in danger over people he didn 't know, and later honoring his word to the king. In each battle he fought he made things as equal for his opponent as himself. He was the true meaning of a chivalric Knight.
Before all of this happened, the queen made a deal with the knight. She told him that he had one year to go out into the world and come back to tell her what women most desired, and if he did not have an answer, then he would die. Throughout that time of his journey, he was panicking because he did not find an answer to the queen 's question. At this time, the knight became desperate and decided to go look for help from an old witch. When he arrived at the old witch’s house, he found himself making another deal
Comitatus, the sharing of wealth and power between a king and his subjects, is a tradition often performed in Beowulf. However, the men and warriors also fight for their own status and power. The traditions of comitatus and the desire for personal glory are opposing views that also complement each other in Beowulf. Comitatus is a practice the Anglo-Saxons and warriors in Beowulf wholly believed in. This is seen whenever a king or leader conquered an enemy and received their riches from their warriors after a battle.
“True war heroes traditionally were those who were able to overcome danger, those for whom their true character came out under stress” (Cannon 3). A true hero starts off with a call to action where he or she must make the decision of whether to go or not. When the hero decides to go they will embark on a journey that will transform them into the hero they are now. Similar to Beowulf when Hrothgar asked for his help with fighting Grendel. Beowulf then sailed across the sea to Hrothgar’s kingdom and rid the Danes of Grendel saving thousands of lives while risking his own.
Many time we are asked why we do the things we do. What is our motivation for the things we do? Does someone tell us it do it or do we do it because it’s fun? You can find motivation in many strange and different things. Motivation can be derived from family or friends, personal interest, and even conflict.