Beowulf is a poem that based in the 10th and 11th century that revolved around the idea of good vs evil. The poem is named after Beowulf who is a supernatural hero that slays any evil that crosses his path but is a real sweetheart when it comes to other people or the king. Beowulf is to be considered an epic poem because the hero in the story creates acts of being courageous and even superhuman in some cases, reflecting timeless values such as courage and honor, and the poem reflects unforgettable values with honor and courage. Typically in an epic poem, one will see a character or “the hero” who has outstanding courage and commit superhuman deeds and show values to other people in that era. “Then he drew himself up beside his shield./The fabled warrior in his warshirt and helmet/trusted in his own strength entirely/
Beowulf is a story about a geatish warrior saving Denmark from the god-cursed Grendel, killing Grendel’s mother, becoming king of the Geats, and fighting a dragon. It is a classic take on the Anglo-Saxon society and their ending. This paper will be discussing about whether or not Beowulf was altruistic in his quest to save Denmark from Grendel. Altruism is the act of helping others for unselfish reasons, rather than for ones own benefit. Beowulf is not an altruistic character in his quest to save Denmark from Grendel.
“Beowulf” is an old English heroic poem written in the Anglo-Saxon Era. While the battles of Beowulf were mesmerizing, the concept of defending the civilians throughout the whole poem was self- evident. Even so, the poem contains many types of archetypes; situational, character and symbolic. Beowulf hears the monstrous acts of Grendel and sets forward towards a quest to conquer the wild beast.
The epic Beowulf is the story of a mythical man who has superhuman abilities. He is set on a mission to defeat a monster named Grendel, who has been terrorizing the the Danes. Beowulf travels across the ocean to help them. He undertakes this because he has loyalty to the king of the Danes. This aspect of loyalty is what I expressed in my piece of art.
Prepared to spill the blood of unsuspecting, intoxicated warriors in their slumber, Grendel fleetly removed the strengthened door to the Herot with monstrous strength and cruelty. Grendel's strides were expansive. With every step, the beast's huge, thickened feet much flew, one once the opposite. the ground gave the impression to be instantly displaced owing to his spectacular lightness. " His eyes gleamed within the darkness, burned with a grotesque light".
Sometimes ones greatest trait can also be the leading cause of their undoing. We see exactly that in the epic hero, Beowulf, of the anonymously written, Beowulf. As much as he is an epic hero, he is also a tragic one. His pride and excessive braveness lead him to fall while sacrificing himself to defeat a dragon, saving his kingdom. Creon of Sophocles' tragic play Antigone, deals with the same issue as Beowulf.
Evil Outline Thesis: Grendel is evil because was he isolated by society, neglected by his mother, and had no identity or purpose. Neglect The fact that Grendel’s mother does not show affection towards him is directly linked to why he has developed into an evil being. “‘Why are we here?’
In the first place, they are many themes in Beowulf that best displays the difference between how Beowulf is depicted as opposed to how other characters are depicted which is good prosper over evil. Grendel is a sadistic monster, he is relentless. In the poem it stated that “he would kill and eat thirty people”. Every night grendel slaughters more danes and feed on their corpses after tearing them limb by limb. He is also jealous and impatient.
The story of Beowulf has to do with a Hero who is the leader of the Geats. Beowulf had three major battles: Grendel, Grendel’s Mother, and the Dragon. As it is in most stories the hero always wins. Beowulf did whatever he had to do to win. He did not win easily, but he made it happen.
Superheroes have been around since the beginning of mankind. Many historical tales of humans doing the impossible for the good of others. Some being as simple as saving a cat from a tree to stopping a universal disaster. An example of a hero resides in the Epic Beowulf. This poem tells the tale of the mighty protector of men, Beowulf and his journey through life.
Beowulf, an epic poem written by two unknown authors, portrays violence and the struggles of being someone in power. Beowulf is a warrior king who was raised with the Anglo-Saxons ideals. He faces many barriers and hardships throughout his life, fighting monsters both mentally and physically. Beowulf demonstrates leadership and heroic deeds through courage, pride and greed. Heroism is portrayed in the text through courage and syntax, which affects the way the reader perceives the story.
Dylan Monroe 09/17/17 Schroder English 4 standard Beowulf is an epic poem about our hero Beowulf fighting monsters. This epic was made by monks in 1000 AD. Beowulf is sent out at first to kill a monster named Grendel, this monster’s fight takes place in Grendel's dining hall. The second fight is with Grendel's mother in her home or the swamp. Beowulf's third and last fight is with the dragon which beowulf is unfortunately killed in.