The character I was assigned from Mr. Halliday was BeoWulf. BeoWulf is a mighty and fierce warrior. He hears the news that there is a monster attacking people in the Land of Dane, and no one has been able to fight him, and whoever tries they end up dying. So then he thinks that he should be the one and then he Call’s to the Adventure, so then Beowulf argues with his father about going to the Land of Dane, but his father thinks that it is too dangerous, but despite the fact of his father, BeoWulf scurries to kill the evil monster, whose name is Grendel. He goes to the land of Dane to fight Grendel, and ends up defeating him.
It is a crucial fact in the story that Beow fends off this horridly malformed creature without the aid of any weapons. The omniscient narrator tells us that Grendel has the ability to curse the iron around and about him, more specifically, the ruination of any arms that Hygelac’s kinsman carried. Yet the men’s swords and weapons sang as they attempt to aid their leader. Grendel bellows an eerie cry, signifying that the end of the battle was near as he was unable to free himself. The tearing of his arm is described vividly; “…a tremendous wound appeared on his shoulder.
What makes a person a hero? What defines a person as an outcast? The novel Beowulf is filled with both action packed heros and vengeful outcast. The definition of a hero is a person admired for bravery, great achievements, or good qualities (citation). An outcast is the exact opposite; it is a person who is not accepted or has no place in society nor a particular group (citation).The heros in Beowulf fight to the death for their people and have great pride in their beliefs.
After the death of the foul beast another creature of the dark was awoken with a desire for revenge; Grendel’s mother was Beowulf's next challenge. When her son died in her home she went the the golden hall and murdered Hrothgar’s best friend, the king wept and asked for Beowulf’s one last time. Beowulf accepted but was not so certain that he would prevail, this did not stop him from facing the next monster. Beowulf went to the beast’s lair where he said his goodbyes and jumped into the action with no reply from his men. The hero was confronted immediately, the battle was hard of Beowulf but by divine intervention our hero was able to survive and triumph using a giant’s sword.
“Bad outfitted in his battles-weathered armor, Macbeth met the Norwegian attacks shot for shot, as if he were the goddess of war’s husband. Finally he broke the enemy’s spirit, and we were victorious.” (Act 1 Scene 2) This shows how brave Macbeth would be. He would be able to win any type of war. There are other quotes that can give someone an image of who Macbeth was and how he would never hurt anyone. “But if this is a good thing, why do I find myself thinking about murdering King Duncan, a thought so horrifying that it makes my hair stand on end and my heart pound inside my chest?” (Act 1 Scene 3)
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Grendel escapes, only to die in his cave, and his arm to be hung in the hall. Grendel’s mother, the mighty water witch, came to the mead hall to avenge her son and obtain Grendel’s arm. Beowulf could not penetrate her skin and was losing, until the monster’s arm turned into a sword forged by giants. Beowulf used this to kill the witch. Beowulf repaid Grendel with a visit in is cave, where he lay lifeless, and cut off his head.
They found her home at the bottom of a lake and Unferth gave Beowulf his sword to fight the monster to repent for accusing Beowulf of being a fraud. Beowulf spent half a day diving to the bottom of the lake, in full armor and armed with weapons because he felt that she was a far greater threat than Grendel, and found Grendel’s mother at the bottom of the lake. When Beowulf reached the bottom of the lake and began the battle with Grendel's mother, the sword that Unferth gave him failed and he would have died if not for the chail mail gifted to him by Hrothgar. Beowulf then found a sword that he used to slay the monster and cut off Grendel’s head from his dead body. All of the hall men thought that
However, Hera soon realized that the infant was indeed Hercules and still wanted him killed. One day, while baby Hercules was asleep in his crib, Hera sent two snakes to kill him but fail as the infant was able to wake up and strangle the serpents with his given
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