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.
Karma affects both the good and bad sides. Hagrid, who is a half-giant, is slandered and mistrusted by Umbridge. Because Giants have violent natures, they have been nearly eradicated by the ministry and the few survivors left have gone into hiding in the mountains. Therefore, Umbridge fired Hagrid and sent five Ministry of Magic officials in case force was needed to subdue the “dangerous” and “filthy half-breed”.
Always we portray Grendel as the monster and destructive character. However, in the novel by John Gardner that is a different case. We see Grendel as a emotional and sympathetic character. For example, Grendel states, “It wasn 't because he threw that battle-ax that I turned on Hrothgar. That was mere midnight foolishness...
This is the beginning of Grendel falling directly into the role that the dragon said he would need to fill. Grendel’s murderous tendencies completely reflect the monstrous side of his personality and the more he kills the more he grows insane, separating from rational, humanistic thought. “I am swollen with excitement, bloodlust and joy and a strange fear that mingle in my chest like the twisting rage of a bone-fire... I am blazing, half-crazy with joy” (168). It is clear that, by the time Beowulf arrives, Grendel has embraced the fact that he is required to be evil, despite the fact that he previously claimed he would oppose that destiny.
In Frankenstein, through strong diction, the simile of a demon, and characterization of Victor and the Monster, Shelley argues that the greatest influence on human behavior would be that a person 's environment is that completely takes a toll on their mental state. Authors such as Noreena Hertz and Roger Scruton also have similar analysis on this idea of human behavior. Through what Victor and the Monster have been through, towards the end, the monster felt he went through much more pain then Victor did because of how he didn’t care for him and expresses this through the strong diction Shelley portrays. As the Monster was speaking to Walton( friend of Victors) he exclaims “ Blasted as thou wert, my agony was still superior to thine” (Shelley 166), referring to Victor by this statement. Shelley 's use of the word “superior” shows how the Monster felt about what he feels and thinks is way worse then what Victor has felt.
They both showed the humanity of Beowulf and Grendel, the foreshadowing, and the and the temptations of Beowulf. He was seen as a monster in society and that he was made this way by society. Also, Beowulf was seen as a god because during the poem they said he was really strong, like godlike strong and that he was able to rip Grendel’s arm off. Then, he was not able to rip his arm off.
First of all, in both The Crucible and in Lord of the Flies fear of the unknown seem to be the main motive behind all those cruel actions. In Lord of the Flies the boys ended up killing Simon because they were feared of the beast. With the idea of something they cannot certainly see, the boys went too far. In The Crucible too, lots and lots of innocent people’s lives were taken because the townspeople feared the devil who they do not know for certain who he is or where he is. Moreover, both authors portray how being afraid of losing reputation also cause people to act in selfish ways.
In Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney the dragon’s gold represents a close bond. When the man stumbles upon the cave of treasures, when he steals a gold jewel-studded goblet. The dragon wakes up to find his goblet gone “the hoard-guardian scorched the ground as he scoured and hunted for the trespasser” (Heaney 155-157). To most people the treasure will gain them nothing but to the dragon he is the hoard guardian meaning he cares about his possessions enough to hunt for the trespasser. The dragon uses his “pent-up fury at the loss of the vessel made him long to hit back and lash out in flames” (Heaney 157).
The worst thinking is othering other human beings that may look or act differently. Another thinking is isolation, where a certain group is isolated. And the final thinking is religious beliefs that caused people to believe in negative actions. Last of all, people are too afraid of changes. Mistakes, fear of the unknown, and lack of self-confidence refrained people from making changes.
That all the deeds done by the monster in the novel is totally the fight towards beauty and ugliness. This throws light upon the idea it is not always simple to know about goodness and evilness with regard to outer beauty but it’s the beauty of the soul as the victor was projected as a good and loving human being and the monster evil but we can realize throughout the novel that this might be up turned for both victor and the monster Mary Shelley depicted the phenomena of beauty vs. ugliness of the soul very prominently in the novel Frankenstein .
Jimmy Moore Mrs. Riehl Period 6/7 25, October, 2016 Churchill vs Beowulf The two heroes were definitely influential to their society, and the people that they surround themselves with. After researching Winston Churchill and Beowulf, it turns out that they are more similar than they are different. Winston Churchill and Beowulf are similar because of their fearlessness, motivation or in other words ability to turn things around, and the way that the two characters both take charge when there is a rising conflict.
The Beowulf epic compared to the movie can be viewed in many different aspects. During that time era, there were different customs and morals that were acceptable by people. These characteristics carry over from the epic to the movie, however some vary. Eventually, this leads to multiple new perspectives to be looked at in greater detail.
The ancient Anglo-Saxon poem “Beowulf” was written by an unknown poet sometime around 1000 AD, and the movie that was based off of that, “The 13th Warrior”, was produced by McTiernan, Crichton, and Ned Dowd, with Andrew G. Vajna and Ethan Dubrow back in 1999. Due to the fact that “The 13th Warrior” is a loose retelling of “Beowulf” one can expect to see some similarities between two works, however, there is one key difference that separates “Beowulf” from “The 13th Warrior”: the role of the 13 warriors within the two works. In the movie “The 13th Warrior”,the producers decided to portray each conflict as a group conflict, not just as Beowulf’s alone, whereas in the poem “Beowulf”, the group is almost completely ignored and Beowulf alone is seen as the sole-protagonist up until his death.
My hero doesn’t fight monsters in terrible conditions, and rarely with her bare hands. However this hero doesn’t have to travel across an ocean to fight monsters. My grandmother has been there for me and my family when we was in need for aid. Beowulf is a mighty character, as well as my grandmother. Where both show some similar traits.
I believe that Beowulf can be seen as a Christ figure throughout the epic of Beowulf. He shares many characteristics with Jesus. He faces a devil figure, sacrifices himself, and is recognized as a savior by his people. Beowulf to the Danes is a savior, taking away the fear that Grendel will kill all of Hrothgar’s people. In the Christian sense Jesus Christ is a savior to all Christians.