This is something that no one can escape from, it’s how the circle of life works. We all know what happens to a hero when they fight a very dangerous and powerful opponent, they die and sometimes their opponent dies with them. Course, many can’t defeat these more dangerous monsters alone, sometimes they have to have help and in the end conquer. On the poem Beowulf, Beowulf goes after the dragon, but ends up needing help, but even with the help of a mighty brave soldier, Beowulf dies and leaves kingship to the brave soldier. The Dragon, represents death because he was able to severely injure Beowulf, which leads to his death in the end after Beowulf and a brave soldier were able to kill the Dragon.
Evil is towering over, and no one is able to save Beowulf until Wiglaf his only warrior who stay behind helps him out. He gives Beowulf a Sword and it allows him to use everything he has left in defeating the dragon. “The king/ gathered his strength and drew a stabbing knife/he carried on his belt, sharpened for battle” (Heaney 2701-2703). Even though the dragon dies so does Beowulf. This keeps the good vs evil at a balance until the next evil takes over.
Beowulf ignores the possibility of there being an adverse outcome during every battle he continues to fight. He finds a solution to slay the monster in every battle for example, "The fight is difficult but; Hrunthing fails its user, but Beowulf sees a great sword, too big for anyone but himself, and uses it to kill the mother" (Hanning 7). Although the purpose of the monster may be to add action throughout the plot, Beowulf battling the monsters not only adds action but also portrays him as a hero for fighting the
After parachuting down, the men make their way to the chateau, through various attacks and ambushes. All goes as planned until one of the men turns on the Dirty Dozen. Shooting everywhere, before doing too much damage the man is shot down. However, the Nazi’s hear the gun shots and evacuate to the bomb shelters. The men manage to lock the shelters, locking all the Nazi’s in them.
96). Curly is then enveloped in a state of rage that can not be changed, Curly has dedicated himself and the rest of the ranch hands to killing Lennie. George realizes the severity of the problem and is forced to make a quick decision that would save Lennie from an excruciating death. In the novel it says, “From the distance came the sound of men shouting to one another. George turned his head and listened to the shouts,” this shows the urgency of the situation and how the death of Lennie was impossible to veer from (pg.
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.
Beowulf is considered an epic hero because, he is brave, strong, shows courage, and he has desire to help people. He concurs everything he sets his mind to. Grendel comes to the Mead Hall and kills people from the town Herot because, he doesn’t like the happiness and the noise the people are making. Grendel only attacks at night. Beowulf comes from Geatland to help once he heard what Grendel was doing.
As Odysseus’ crew sprints they see the floatacians; banshee like creatures flying overhead. Odysseus and his remaining seven men had never run faster in their lives. As Odysseus and his men approached voodoobrute’s edge, They realized they either had to jump or die two more men were lost in the desperate leap for the next floating island. Their screams would haunt Odysseus and his men for years to come. The crew did not realize that on this other Island, the crew was surrounded by a hovering group of these banshee-like creatures known as floatacians.
Charley starts to charge blindly when his unit is ordered to, and he does not stop until a sergeant trips him to keep him from running to his death. “Kill them all. Before they could kill him.” (pg. 51). Charley then finds out that Nelson, a soldier he had spoken with, was shot in the stomach.
Once again, readers how witful he is. Moreover, Ulysses devises the plan to make the Cyclops drunk. He does this by making the giant think he is begging for mercy by giving him wine. However, when the Cyclops finally falls into a drunken sleep, Ulysses and his men blind it. This proves the protagonists wit because, in the story, the Cyclops barred Ulysses and his men in a cave with a giant boulder, therefore, had the men killed him, they would have never left the cave.
Samuel Bellamy became the wealthiest pirate in history not because of selfish needs but because of anger at the English system that used poor country boys and sailors like him. Bellamy and his crew captured 53 ships before he died in a shipwreck at 28. He was called Black Sam because he avoided the fashion for powdered wigs and wore his black hair tied with a black satin bow. He was tidy and polite, dressed in fancy clothes and always wore four shiny pistols in his sash. He left his wife and family behind in a town near Canterbury to sail the seas once more, as many brave pirates before him.
But one of the scenes which stood out was Mack’s death, which showed his fighting spirit even until his last moment. Addy, at that time, wasted on time in shooting Mack to prevent him from turning into one of the zombies. The episode ended with Addy finding Murphy and beating the hell out of him because of everything he put the team
We are insensible, dead men, who through some trick, some dreadful magic, are still able to run and to kill" (116). Then as the soldiers approach the retreating enemies, "We bayonet the others before they have time to get out their bombs. Then thirstily we drink the water they have for cooling the gun" (116/117). The fear of death and the idea of war, in a way, has sickened them. They do not care about hygiene or ethics.