Monty Python and the Holy Grail mocks the characteristics of a medieval romance such as the quest, knightly chivalry and courtly love through the use of satire and irony. In Monty Python and the Holy Grail King Arthur commences on a journey to acquire the infamous Holy Grail. Throughout the movie, King Arthur encounters multiple monsters. In a medieval romance, the hero is supposed act bravely and courageously to defeat the creatures. However, the monsters featured in Monty Python are used to poke fun at the traditional quest.
One day a man came to Beowulf’s throne to show him that he had found a golden goblet from a hidden hoard guarded by a dragon. When Beowulf heard this news he knew he had to fight the dragon to let his people take the treasure and become wealthy. During battle, Beowulf realized he wasn’t as young as he used to be and could not fight without the young Wiglaf by his side. The struggle continued until the giant beast sunk his razor sharp teeth deep into Beowulf’s neck. Weak from loss of blood Beowulf stumbled back.
Grendel’s mother represents evil of the people in the anglo-saxon age. The dragon represents the demise of Beowulf's kingdom, the end of a happy and peaceful era for the people. Overall, Beowulf has many twist and turns, but most of all symbolism.
This narrative piece is an effective expository technique that describes the narrator’s thoughts and tone. Orwell uses oxymoron such as “grinning corpse” and paradox phrases such as “the story always sounds clear enough at a distance, but the nearer you get to the scene of events the vaguer it becomes”. Another paradox statement is shown in “I perceived this moment that when the white man turns tyrant it is his own freedom that he destroys”. Orwell’s decisions were briskly altered as he was deciding on whether to kill the elephant or not. His mind altered from “I ought not to shoot him” to “I had got to do it” and also to “But I did not want to shoot the elephant”.
Excalibur and Medieval Weapons Arthur was the one who pulled the enchanted sword from the stone.Arthur gave his sword that he pulled from the stone.Arthur became king by pulling out that sword.King Arthur used Excalibur to slay dragons and defeat other kingdoms. The Excalibur was attributed with magical powers.The Excalibur was made by a Avalonian Elf.The Excalibur was later stolen by King Arthur's sister , but returned shortly after.The Excalibur was also in different lands ruled by other kings and names differently. Excalibur was Arthur's sword but the knights used different weapons such as guns,bow and arrows, and crossbows.The Knights used these weapons to fights rebellions slay dragons and defeat other kingdoms.The king invited
Smaug is a dragon that lives alone on a lonely mountain. His main purpose is to serve as a guard of the treasure that was stolen from Dwarves during the reign of Thorin's father. He rarely leaves his lair, and he sleeps on top of the treasure he is guarding. Like Gollum, Smaug’s evilness is caused because of his loneliness. Smaug is very evil and irrational.
While the mature form of these dragons have the balance of yin and yang, these younger dragons lack that, making them immature and entirely self-serving. Although the Blood Dragon represents a major source of evil and suffering in the book, it serves mostly as a vector to display the true source of suffering and evil in the world: humans themselves. One major example of this is the fact that, when on land, the Blood Dragon appears as the human’s most feared yang entity. In other words, it haunts them with their greatest fears from their past, forcing them to constantly relive these periods of intense suffering. For Chen, this is her uncle who did horrendous things to her, whereas for Ah Wu, it is Su-lu, a Turk warrior who often battled with Ah Wu and stole his ear.
They both showed the humanity of Beowulf and Grendel, the foreshadowing, and the and the temptations of Beowulf. He was seen as a monster in society and that he was made this way by society. Also, Beowulf was seen as a god because during the poem they said he was really strong, like godlike strong and that he was able to rip Grendel’s arm off. Then, he was not able to rip his arm off. Also, when the king gives Beowulf the dragon hoard and explains to him how to kill the dragon.
Both of these werewolves were forced to become a dangerous beast without having a choice. There is also the sense that when one becomes a werewolf they leave all their humanity behind. They have the same bloodthirsty characteristics. Remus states, “It is very painful to turn into a werewolf. I was separated from humans to bite, so I bit and scratched myself instead.” He discusses of how he “became a fully-fledged monster once a month.” Another layer of fear is added when reading about the werewolf because Rowling states, “the werewolf actively seeks humans in preference to any other prey.” The modern version of a werewolf is that a man becomes a blood-thirsty creature once a month when a full moon is out.