Since then, there have been many movies of Beowulf, with the most recent being made in 2007 as an animated movie with somewhat related plot, but it had many revisions to make the movie mostly different from the poem itself, and with those changes it shows how our society is different from the Anglo-Saxons. In the Beowulf movie and poem, there are similarities and differences in Beowulf himself, religion, and themes, which reveals themes that reflect both Anglo Saxon and modern societies.
Another example of schizophrenia he displayed is that he thought he was a sorcerer and could actually use magic. He believed that drinking his victims saliva and burying their body's so that their heads faced his house would actually give him power. Ahmad had developmental problems around his early adulthood or Erikson's stage 6, because that was around the time his father died. The death of his father is what most likely triggered him to start acting out, because he was very close with his father when he was younger. This is also why he felt the need to take his father's advice during his hallucination of him telling Ahmed to kill all those women, because he was motivated to not let him down and wanted to make him proud.
When you’re obsessed, your mind is so hell-bent on making sh*t happen that it doesn’t matter what gets in your way: You’re going to make it work. That is the power of obsession (Anne Dorko). Having an obsession can be thought to be a negative thing, but as Anne Dorko explained, it can be a useful instrument to fulfill what we want. Victor Frankenstein and the monster both used their obsession as their instrument. Victor wanted to create life and the monster wanted to learn everything from humans to be accepted by society.
In the movie, he is seen more as a human, unlike the monster he is seen as in the poem. Grendel is given human characteristics such as the ability to feel and have emotions; he harbors hatred toward Hrothgar because of the murder of his father. Movie Grendel is also given the ability to father a child. The addition of this character helps the audience to be able to relate to
Campbell's theory drew off of ideologies like that of Freud. Though not all stories follow Campbell’s pattern, Beowulf does. Beowulf is an epic poem translated from old english dating back to somewhere around 900 AD. The main character Beowulf follows the hero cycle while in a constant good vs evil conflict.. The epic Beowulf follows Campbell’s monomyth structure due to similarities between the hero cycle’s departure, initiative, and return to that of Beowulf’s.
If you mean to tell me that anyone who was born into a family of monsters exiled by God is not misunderstood, I hate to break it to you, but you’re wrong. It would be like being born into a family of Nazi supporters: you grow up supporting the Third Reich and even though it’s wrong, you don’t know any better. Beowulf introduces this tragic backstory, however, without defending Grendel and without assuming he is anything but rotten and nefarious. Grendel further expands his backstory while leaving the readers to wondering Grendel really is the way he is for a reason. There’s two sides to every story.
Macbeth’s prophecy began his desire for power, which led to his struggle with guilt. The witches, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and other characters seem to act one way, whether it be good or evil, but their intentions are usually impure and meant to harm others in order to benefit themselves. Macbeth’s guilt is caused by the foul play the witches involve themselves in. If not for their prophecy, Macbeth would have never known of his fate and would have gained the kingship without involving murder, leading to his guilty conscious. The use of Supernatural elements is added to the plot of the play in order to show readers what led to Macbeth’s downfall, and what contributed to his guilt.
For example the Chanoo developed. Although the Chanoo is a fake monster from a folktale. Many children used to believe this folktale, but it was created to teach people a lesson about modifications. This Folktale taught kids that even the most scary monsters can transition from having a frozen heart to becoming a loving man. The Chanoo changed when a little girl convinced him that she is his relative.
His situation value of greed shows a positive change in his character development as the play progressed. Another example of situational values making a change for the better is through Revered John Hale and his regret in his initial decisions. He comes to Salem as a partisan of Christianity and sets the hysteria in motion; starting to question all of the residents and their ways of life. He serves as the catalyst of the conflicts surrounding witchcraft in Salem, however his values change as his trepidation grows. Hale enters Salem with confidence in his expertise in witchcraft to examine Betty, Reverend Parris’s daughter.
Their goal was to make him look like Frankenstein as the original show did, but the make-up they used was too dark and instead of contouring his face, they made it look like it had dirt stains. I honestly thought the technical aspects did add to the message of the play as the Addams characters dressed very similar to kind of give the idea of a family, and slight costume tweaks towards the end show a meshing of the two families. The ghosts also send a strong message of family because they are the Addam’s ancestors, so that obviously shows that they have a very strong connection to the family