Grendel was known to have attacked innocent soldiers, however; Beowulf attacks, and kills Grendel whereas, his mother will soon take out revenge on his killer. Grendel who is the monster, hated to see the men celebrate their joy after winning victories. In Return, it made Grendel Upset in the movie and textbook when he discovered the men celebrating he goes into the hall once they all were asleep and attacked him. It upsets the Danes that he had killed their men. Beowulf then heard the news and gathered his strongest men to attack Grendel.
The movie Beowulf is about the story of a man who saves the day in the town of Herot that takes place around 700-1000 CE. Many different elements went into making this film such as camera angles, actors, costumes, and sets. In the movie, Herot is in a time of misery because an evil creature named Grendel is coming to the town at night and killing the kings’ army. Hrothgar, the king, is tired of this monster coming and ruining his home, so he calls for Beowulf, who is known for being a warrior, to come and defeat Grendel. Beowulf comes to Herot with some of his army and waits in the town hall for Grendel to come.
Every time Beowulf happens to fight with someone it’s with one of the three antagonists of the story; Grendel, Grendel’s mother, or the Dragon. When facing Grendel in the mead hall, he shows his strength when they start to wrestle around the hall, Beowulf has a hold of Grendel and makes him want to get away from Beowulf. Beowulf then ripped Grendel’s arm off and hung it high in the hall, while Grendel ran off slowly dying, so everyone would see it in the morning. We also see some more of Beowulf’s strength when he goes to battle Grendel’s mother in her lair. This battle involves losing his sword which he thought would kill the mother, and tossing her to the floor with little to no energy when “anger doubled his strength,” stated in lines 510 and 511 on page 54.
One day he tricked the blind god Höder to kill the god Balder with an arrow made of mistletoe, the only thing that could kill him. Since Balder was loved by many gods Loki was punished gravely for his crime. After killing Balder he tried to escape disguising himself as a salmon, however Thor found him hiding in a river. Here Winge has painted his punishment where the gods took him to a cave, there they called upon Loki’s sons Vale and Narve, whom they turned into a wolf.
Prospero thinks he can conquer the “Red Death” but the outcome is a failure. When Prospero “gets killed” everyone “... summons the wild courage of despair… seizing the mummer.” (Poe 10). Everyone strikes at the masked figure due to the killing of the prince only for the result to lead in death from everyone in the mansion. The plague is symbolic of all death and morality of all humans even “Prospero” whose name is ironic and also a contradiction. “Prince Prospero and a thousand knights and dames to seek to secure themselves against the Red Death by relocating themselves in a “new” place…” (Roth).
In my opinion I think he was a heroic person, back at the chapter “Death in the Great Hall” He was disguised as a beggar and was able to string his own bow and shoot it thru the holes of the axes and revealed himself as Odysseus and killed all the suitors in his house and took back his land. Back when he was at the cyclopes island He blinded the cyclops and shouted his name and told the cyclops that he needs no one to help him. he is a powerful man, then, later on, he got cursed by most of the gods and he was to die, but that didn 't stop him. The reason I think he is a great hero is he survived 8 years without food and water and endured Going to the underworld and going to Charybdis and Scylla Only to get the whole crew to
He slammed open the hall doors, angry and fierce. He walked across the floor, only to see a hall filled with sleeping warriors. Grendel started slaying their bodies, one by one, until he came upon Beowulf. Beowulf took hold of Grendel, and Grendel had never been in such shock. All Grendel could think was to run away.
It all started when Hrothgar, King of the Danes, built a mead hall by the name of Herot. But little did he know that a monster that has been cast out by humanity, now lurks upon the beautiful hall. One night, as the night sky appears, the vicious monster Grendel makes this joyful hall, his very own slaughter house. After this brutal attack, a man named Beowulf hears of the creature that is terrorizing this innocent land. He then gathers his best men, and heads to this land and in courageous honor, requests to defend the kingdom and defeat the monster.
Grendel terrorize the people of Herot for “12 winter seasons of woe.”(Beowulf pg 11) . The time past and the people got use to Grendel roaming their land killing people with in the kingdom. The 12th years brought along “Beowulf son of Ecgtheow”(Beowulf many pages). Beowulf brought some of his mean from the land of the Geats. Beowulf was known for going up against Breca and losing until his side of the story was told.
They first came to Europe to explore, but then they found poorly defended monasteries filled with many riches. So the Vikings decided to attack and destroy any settlement that was close to water. According to medieval writers, the first Viking raid in Europe was in a monastery called Lindisfarne. There is a primary source describing the attack: "And they came to the church of Lindisfarne, laid everything waste with grievous plundering, trampled the holy places with polluted feet, dug up the altars and seized all the treasures of the holy church. They killed some of the brothers; some they took away with them in fetters; many they drove out, naked and loaded with insults; and some they drowned in the sea".