Beowulf battles the dragon alongside one of his faithful warriors. He and the warrior fight hard, but in the end Beowulf dies. He defeats the dragon, yet is slain in the process, leaving his people without a king. This appears horrible at first glance, but is a good thing because the only way Beowulf could obtain the treasure and save his people was by dying. The treasures made his people wealthy and he also killed the dragon.
This shows even though the king is dead or someone is dead they will still try and get revenge because they are greedy and don't want to give up their belongings or title. Laertes was worried about his and his dad’s pride so he decide to murder hamlet. Laertes plans the big fencing match with Hamlet. He tricked hamlet and poisoned the tip of his sword. After he poisoned the tip of his sword everything went downhill.
Out of anger she slices her sons head off and seduces Beowulf, she tells him to give her a son since he killed her only son. Grendel’s mother tells Beowulf as long as the horn stays in her lair she will not attack his Hrothgar’s people again. Beowulf brings Grendel’s head back to show the Danes and lies about killing Grendel’s mother. In the poem, Beowulf swims to the bottom of the lake knowing Grendel’s mother would follow him. She meets him at the bottom of the lake, they begin fighting at some point she gets the best of him, but Beowulf gets back up and starts winning.
The Webster's definition of a hero is “A person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities”, this also happens to be one of the qualifications of being an epic hero. There are many things that can be used to compare and contrast Beowulf as an epic hero and a modern day hero, but you’ll find that the human idea of a hero was primarily the same in 700 CE as it is now although the job descriptions of hero’s have changed. In today’s time a person is usually considered a hero if they help the public good, like a police officer, soldier, firefighter and so on. In Beowulf’s time a person was considered a hero if they were a great warrior. When looking at the characteristics of what makes Beowulf an epic hero and the characteristics
Vengeance is a vital part the human nature. In Beowulf, Grendel’s mother represents vengeance as part of the human condition. After her son, Grendel, is exterminated, she immediately craves revenge on Beowulf and his people, the people who murdered her son. The fire-breathing dragon also portrays the emotion of vengeance in Beowulf. The dragon becomes incredibly vengeful due to a fugitive stealing its treasures from its cave.
Conclusion: As we can see there are many different examples of revenge in Beowulf. That all play a vital and very important role in the plot of this story.It basically keeps you on your toes wondering what is going to happen next. They all take revenge on people for different things. Grendel 's mom takes revenge on the meade hall of heorot and people there because of the loss of her son, While Beowulf takes revenge for the loss of his companion. There 's also the instance where the dragon takes revenge on the town for a servant taking some of his treasure.
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.
He was noble and wise. He may not of been born into royalty or nobleness but after being in the war and being loved by the king of Rome, I consider that to be of nobleness. His fatal flaw was loving his family because if he hadn’t talked about wanting to go home to his them or having them as a weakness at all, he never would’ve been so threatened. He makes the mistake of making an enemy of Commodus, the son of the King of Rome. Maximus refused to swear his loyalty to Commodus which put a target on Maximus’ back.
“Then a powerful demon, a prowler through the dark…” (Beowulf 112) In the end, that is the whole reason why Beowulf wants to defeat Grendel in the first place, because he knows if he does successful kills Grendel, he will be remember forever. Next in line for conflict will be the quarrel between Grendel’s mom and Beowulf. The dispute between these two comes up because of the fact that Beowulf kills Grendel, which also ties into vengeance. When Beowulf took on Grendel he was also getting revenge for Hrothgar’s fallen men, just as now Grendel’s mom is getting vengeance on Beowulf for killing her son. “But now his mother had sallied forth on a savage journey, grief-racked and ravenous, desperate for revenge.” (Beowulf 144) This was able to drive the story because as the reader read they could feel the pain that Grendel’s mom felt knowing that someone had killed her son.
Originally, Macbeth needed persuasion from his lady to follow through with Duncan’s murder; however, the audience sees Macbeth’s ambition grow when he plans Banquo’s death on his own. He even tells his wife to “be innocent of knowledge, dearest chuck” (3.2.45). This act of lonely violence displays the progress of Macbeth’s ambition. He went from a man who needed an extra push in order to carry out such an evil plan to one who was able to orchestrate his own scheme. Guilt and fear consume Macbeth after the first murderer informs him that Banquo has been killed but his son Fleance escaped the murderous grasp.
Grendel began to creep up on the warriors, tears the door off its hinges and eats a warrior while Beowulf watches. Grendel reaches for Beowulf but before he can grasp, Beowulf snatches Grendel’s arm, wrestles him down, and rips Grendel’s arm out of his socket. Grendel retreats back to his swamp to die while Beowulf hold up the arm as a trophy and then hangs it on the Heorot’s wall. Hrothgar gives Beowulf lavish rewards, and adopts him as his ‘son.’ And the Danes begin to fix the great hall, which was destroyed in the battle. Beowulf insists on not battling with weapons because Grendel does not fight with one, and he wishes to battle on equal terms.
Wiesel says, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!..” This shows the conflicts within himself he deeply needed his dad to survive to hold on and keep his identity, but he also thought that he was being restricted due to his father. Before the events occurred Elie would not have thought his father was holding him back he, thought he was pushing him forward. The death of his father relieved the stress of some of these conflicts, but it changed how he dealt with certain things moving forward.