In Morte D’Arthur the characters were trying to avoid a coming war with one of King Arthurs illegitimate Children. The reason that the upcoming war was trying to be avoided was when King Arthur was a sleep he had a dream where he was warned that he would die sometime soon. In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the main characters are on a quest to find the holy grail. As Arthur walks through the forest to find more people to join the knights of the round table he receives a word from god that he is to find the holy grail.
What makes someone or something a monster? Throughout Grendel by John Gardner there are plenty of explanations of what makes a monster and what the qualities monsters must have to be a monster. There are a lot of examples of monsters throughout Grendel including the Dragon, Grendel, and Grendel’s mother. One scene in Grendel stuck out as the perfect example of a monster, which was when Grendel and the Dragon were talking. This scene really stuck out because it shows how it is to be a monster and how monsters act with each other.
Comparing society in Beowulf and society in Frankenstein is like comparing a simple farm to the processing plant; futuristic and totally dissimilar. Although, the core ‘monsters’ are unchanged; grotesque, horrifyingly pagan-esque beings of the dark that strike terror in to the hearts of even the stoutest of fighters and the sanest of men. In the Christian and Medieval world, monsters were human beings with an unnatural birth or a birth deformity (Stitt, 2003). The term ‘monster’ derives from the Latin term ‘monere’ which means ‘To warn’ or ‘to advise’ and ‘monstrum’ which is ‘a sign or portent that disrupts the natural order as evidence of divine displeasure’. The aspect of ‘Divine Displeasure’ is attributed almost perfectly to Grendel, the monster of Beowulf and the terror of Hrothgar.
Born with a moral compass, humans possess the power to seek out their innate nature. The monsters from the stories Morte Darthur and “Matthew 26-28” are Mordred and Judas. Judas was from a Jewish culture, while Mordred was from a British culture. These stories are similar in regards to how their “monsters” betray their kings. Jeffrey Cohen’s thesis “The monster stands at the threshold of becoming” brings out the main point of both stories in that it shows how the true roots of an individual are planted with the dark seed of betrayal.
The refusal of the call isn 't by Harry himself but by his aunt and uncle. Even though Harry is doubtful about being a wizard he doesn 't refuse to go to Hogwarts with Hagrid. His aunt and uncle have stopped at nothing to keep the wizard world from harry, and now they are refusing to allow Harry anywhere near anything that has to do with witches and wizards. Harry Potter has lots of mentors throughout the series. Hagrid is the first of these not only because he is the first that Harry meets but because he becomes a friend that Harry can go to whenever in need.
Furthermore, as Beowulf left the Hrunting sword behind and did not return it back to its owner, the text suggests that Beowulf carried it without preserving its integrity as promised. In addition, Beowulf saw a “victorious blade,/ ancient giant-sword strong in its edges,/ worthy in battles; it was the best of weapons [throughout the Danes community]” (Beowulf, 1557-9), during his battle with Grendel’s mother to which ends her life. The text implies that Beowulf does not respect material weapons of the community since he treats the giant-sword as “best of weapons” even though he swore his life for the Hrunting. In other words, Beowulf classifies swords as the same since he picks up and drops different ones as if they were nothing but pieces of metal to
In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the author explores a trio of topics: knowledge, nature, and isolation, utilized in sequence to expand the meaning of the story to reflect the contrast of man's mental health. Man’s self-knowledge creates his nature, or in this situation, the nature of his surroundings. When the monster realizes his inadequacy in the perception of others, the result is isolation through his fight to avoid his understanding of how he is truly viewed by the village. Similarly, knowledge of his appearance is dangerous, “...and when I became fully convinced that I was, in reality, the monster that I am, I was filled with the bitterest sensations of despondence and mortification.” (Shelley, 80) Frankenstein’s monster tried to fit into the village with the desire of acceptance but received only hate and fear from the humans, because of this he swore revenge
With the coming of sites such as Wattpad- where people can make their own stories, many took to already existing storylines of books and movies and gave their own plot twist and spiced it up, this primarily made the fan fiction genre so popular. Many prefer the fan fiction theories than the original work. This clearly shows the influence of art, movie or books, on the masses and the creation of a new genre ‘Fan Fiction Theory’. Fan Theories around The Harry Potter Series 1) Draco Malfoy is a Werewolf: Draco Malfoy from the beginning of the Harry Potter series has been shown as the rich, self-absorbed brat, mostly because he belongs to a rich, ‘pure’ wizard family- which means all members of the family are of magical descent.
The persona Dracula is also different than commonly considered: She has a hairy, moustached man with a wolfish demeanour who is constantly known as childish and unholy by Van Helsing; a considerably retreat from a dashing[a]: jaunty; smart; chic; romantic; gallant, ancient sensuality of modern vampires. The story, will, however have a variety things for someone to think about such as sexuality, gender roles, capitalism, immigration and homophobia all of that can be found and developed through close reading of the written text message. Dracula by Bram Stoker is considered to be the very embodiment of gothic novels. It is a classic story of mythical creatures, supernatural and mysterious events, omens and visions, apocalypticism, threatening creatures, romance, darkness, emotion and all the elements a gothic novel ought to include. A single of the things medieval novels concentrate on are supernatural and mysterious events.
He forgot the tenth commandment when questioned by Reverend Hale. That doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it was a big deal. Reverend Hale describes theology as a “fortress”, and that “no crack in the fortress may be accounted small.” Meaning that you either get all or nothing, so Proctor forgetting the tenth commandment set off a red flag for Hale and everyone else in the room. In their eyes, and in accordance with the puritan faith; only a devout Puritan would have all of their commandments memorized.
After defeating Humbaba, they came back to Uruk. Gilgamesh knew that he could not be King forever so he tried to do these “godly” like things, so that he would always be remembered ("Myths Encyclopedia."). After Gilgamesh completed this “godly” thing with Enkidu, Ishtar proposed to Gilgamesh. He denied her, because of all her past husbands. This made Ishtar upset so she convinced Anu to send the sacred bull of heaven after him.
Grendel’s story is not only from his perspective, but it also starts far before Beowulf enters the picture. Grendel does not even know of man’s existence before he encountered Hrothgar whom he starts to fear when he says “I knew I was dealing with no dull mechanical bull but with thinking creatures, pattern makers. The most dangerous things I’d ever met” (pg 27). His first encounter with these men left him wanting more. He spent most nights watching them in the shadows, trying to make sense of their actions.