One of these monsters is Grendel, who is a demon attacking King Hrothgar’s land and killing his subjects. Beowulf kills Grendel with his bare hands, and then the monster’s wicked mother, in revenge, attacks our hero, but Beowulf kills her. Towards the end of the epic, he is king of his own land, and he must attack a dragon. He wounds it, but Beowulf is slain in the fight and a monument is raised in this name. Some interpreters have seen it as Christian story.
Lord Voldemort killed Harry’s parents, and then he tried to kill Harry. The villain tried to curse Harry, but for some mysterious reason the curse didn’t work on Harry. So he’s left with this lightning bolt shaped scar on his forehead and the curse rebounded upon the evil wizard, who has been in hiding ever
Just like Zeus, Poseidon constantly turns into animals so that he can rape and seduce mortal women. He has a countless number of children and is even known for having created a horse offspring with his sister, Demeter(Zimmerman). This is just disgusting, no sane or good person would do a thing like this. Some people would expect that a being with the title of “god” wouldn’t be so cruel and evil. As one of the ten olympians, Poseidon is known to be very powerful and very violent(The Columbia Encyclopedia).
In The Dark Knight, the Joker is wicked and vile to the city of Gotham killing lots of people and can be seen as a hero because he exposed all the corruption in the government. Although they have similar experiences in adulthood Caesar and the Joker are opposites because of how they grew up, as a result Caesar is a hero and the Joker
This scene is incredibly depressing because it shows how far Macbeth has come from this knight sworn to protect his king to this power hungry monster willing to kill all in his way and finally to himself now, a sad, sad man with no one left because he either killed them or they killed themselves and now he is ready to accept the his reign is over, it is time to stop, but he will not die without one last battle. Shakespear includes symbolism hidden in the characters in the play Macbeth to deepen the meaning of just a story of a valiant soldier turned into
That event caused the house of Atreus to be under an eternal curse by the gods. However, it must be noted that within Thyestes, the gods are not present in the action because they did not need to be. Therefore, the fate of the curse will cause their downfall. Similarly in Richard III, Richard has vaulting ambition to become king which makes him evil, causing him to commit the murder of people who are in the way of him obtaining power. For example, the princes, who see through Richard’s schemes, are murdered by his orders.
He lies and risks other’s lives to let himself live. A hero should be valiant and willing to put others before himself. On his way back from the Trojan War Odysseus and his men had to fight the monster, Scylla, in order to go back to Ithaca. Odysseus wouldn't tell his men that eight of them are going to be eaten. It states in the novel “No mention of Scylla--how to fight that nightmare?--for fear the men would panic ”(pg 278).
The Anglo-Saxons lived off certain rules that was not supposed to be broken. In Beowulf, the hero faces three different monsters that breaks a rule that goes against the culture of the Anglo-Saxons. One of the monsters that broke a rule was Grendel. This was the first monster to break a rule. Grendel, “spawned in that slime, / Conceived by a pair of those monsters born/ Of Cain, murderous creatures banished/ By God, punished forever
He also views Victor Frankenstein as the modern Prometheus that is stated in the title of the book. He argues Victor rebels against the divinely arranged order, steals spark from heaven, as illustrated in the book and creates a creature in his image (Cantor para. 3). However, just like Prometheus, he ends up bringing destruction and disaster upon the very people he was trying to help. The monster created by Victor plays a good role of the Prometheus in Shelly’s story (Shelley 104).
Macbeth fears Banquo so much that he will “champion his utterance” and will battle anybody to keep his crown(77). This demonstrates that rather let Banquo be king, he is going to challenge and fight him for his crown. Banquo is the only person that knows about the prophecy and he is also suspicious of Macbeth killing Duncan. Instead of letting Banquo's’ son receiving the crown easily, Macbeth is going to challenge him for the crown. In order that Macbeth can be king, he has to kill Banquo and his son, so they don’t take crown from
Grendel Grendel was the monster that was killing all of Hrothgar’s men. Grendel was evil, smart, and stealthy making him dangerous. Beowulf stopped Grendel but not before he killed many of people. Grendel was a descendant of Cain who was punished for killing his brother Abel. Since Grendel was born from evil he could never be happy which angered him when he heard all the people in Herot having a good time.
Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant scientist, finds a way to cheat death using a new technology that he found. Using this knowledge he creates a monster out of body parts, but his creation quickly goes astray. As Weart explains, “seeing an atrocity, it is natural to look for someone to blame” (Weart 59). Society viewed this new unknown technology as a threat to their normal culture, being able to revive a dead person was looked at as a crime of God. The unknown nature of human-transplant technology paired along with the bias that we usually have against new technology made Frankenstein a classic thriller movie.