“Avenger” (1257), “monstrous hell-bride” (1259), and “savage” (1504) are just some of the names the poet used. Although, she takes an eye for an eye by taking one of the “retainers in a tight hold” (1294-1295) to then fleeing and eventually killing the great warrior, Beowulf contradicts this vengeful act. Beowulf explains to Hrothgar, “Wise sir, do not grieve. It is always better to avenge dear ones than to indulge in mourning” (1384-1385). However, this is exactly what Grendel’s mother does.
Beowulf and his soldiers proceed to the dragon’s castle to terminate it; Beowulf has to fight the dragon himself, because his men are scared. Wiglaf told them that they are acting cowardly for not helping their king, he then steps in to save his dying king. Beowulf and Wiglaf kill the dragon, but Beowulf dies. He dies being greedy, telling Wiglaf he wants to see the treasure and how he wants people to remember
The dragon ignited the Geats homes and land to ashes. However, this caused Beowulf to fight the dragon. Knowing he is aging, he cannot fight the dragon on his own, and decided to ask the Thanes to help him to finish his last quest. The Thanes decide to participate, but quickly leave in terror due to the dragon’s fiery breath, leaving Wiglaf at his side (Beowulf. 3066-3075).
Grendel’s Mother is not named yet her very existence is independent of the male social code. As a female monster that exists on the boundaries of the (male) civilised world she can cross the boundaries, into Heorot, just as her son could. Grendel’s Mother “rage in her grief” takes on the masculine role of vengeance and uses violence, not words of diplomacy, in seeking revenge. She even has her own private space, a mere with “blood on the water” with “serpents and wild beasts”, within. This is a feminine and bloody space that speaks of the mysteries of the female body, the monsters: the fear men have of what lurks within.
His main quest is to get forgiveness from the gods. A worrier tries to win just like Hercules “wins” over the gods be completing each task. His main fear was being unable to do each task. A warrior is a afraid of weakness just like how Hercules is afraid of being too weak to do each task. His main dragon is Eurystheus.
She feels women are ruled by men because they are weak and Antigone has asked Ismene to help her in breaking the law, and to giving her brother a proper burial. By doing so Ismene knows that the law Creon has established is going to be broken. She tells Antigone, “We are only women, we cannot fight men” (Prologue 48). Ismene believes that women are in no position to question the
There 's also the instance where the dragon takes revenge on the town for a servant taking some of his treasure. Then we again see Beowulf take revenge except this time it 's on a dragon for destroying his house. The role of revenge continuously plays a role in the story of Beowulf and when there is no more revenge to take place in this
For instance, these battles are not fought for the same reason. Overall Beowulf fights for glory throughout the epic poem, but there are specific reasons when it comes down to the three battles. First and foremost, Beowulf fights Grendel to protect the people of Heorot. Secondly, he fights Grendel’s mother because instead of grieving over the loss of Grendel, she goes to Heorot for revenge. Lastly, Beowulf fights the dragon because not only does he want to protect his people but he also wants to gain the treasure the dragon so fiercely guards.
As the good guy Beowulf must fight him one on one with nothing but his bare hands. Beowulf finally overcomes him by just outsmarting him. After the death of Grendel a new enemy makes herself known, Grendel's Mother. No matter who or what it is a mother will always protect their baby and and if that baby is taken away from her then she will unleash a fury. Grendel's mother acts upon the code "an eye for an eye"
The Weird Sisters answer to Hecate and her need for control is evident when she is infuriated by their dialog with Macbeth. By speaking of “riddles and affairs of death,” (Shakespeare 373) the Weird Sisters stepped out of line without their leaders’ permission. Being the “close contriver of all harms,” Hecate is enraged at the fact she was “never called to bear [her] part” (Shakespeare 373) in the handling of Macbeth’s prophesy. She wishes to control everything under the “umbrella” of spells and witchcraft. Although she is considered a goddess, the simple principle of her sexuality and influence coincides with female dominance.
“Amigo Brothers” by Piri Thomas, is a story about two friends who have to fight in the finals together for boxing. They both are worried about how the fight will affect their relationship and if they will stay friends after the fight. After the fight, they are nowhere to be seen as they have left the ring together as friends. The two characters Felix and Antonio have many similarities and differences that affect them as friends and that affect them in the ring against one another. Antonio and Felix are very similar in some ways inside and outside the ring.