“A villain is just a victim whose story hasn’t been told” (Colfer) can be related to the three so-called bad guys from the poem, Beowulf. Everybody sees the mighty and magnificent hero as Beowulf, Hygelac’s great Thane, but people seem to neglect the antagonist’s points of view. The three main statements that most of the audience have in mind are: Grendel, a demon who kills 30 men in one night, along with controlling people with fear for 12 winters, Grendel’s mother that kills Hrothmund’s dear friend, Aeshere, and the dragon that burns down villages. From their perspective, these three fiends are pure definition of a villain, where as Beowulf is the great vanquisher. The antagonists that the audience claims from the poem should be reconsidered
During that night, Odysseus and his soldiers came out of the wooden horse and attacked the city while everyone was asleep which enraged the gods. While Odysseus is trying to reach home, he encounters a human-eating Cyclopes, traveling to the Land of the Dead, finding out his mother died, and finally returning home to Ithaca but later discovered the suitors are attempting to overthrow his kingdom. Odysseus, when compared to Elon Musk, proves to be a hero through his cleverness, conflict with grief, and lessons he learned when dealing with difficulties, one must not give up and try again. Odysseus ' cleverness demonstrates that he is a hero when compared to Elon Musk. In the beginning of the story, Polyphemus imprisoned Odysseus and his men, wanting to escape the cave, Odysseus drew his "sharp sword from [his] hip/" desiring "to stab him/" then "sudden fear [linger him]: if [he] killed him/...[they]
Mistaken Monster Throughout the days of old it was easier to misstate a monster for nothing more as just a Finish creature of the night to terrorize you and your village. But what if I told you that the creature you so heavenly despise is doing all of that by choice, and that fate has Little to nothing to do with why the monster so hate you so much. This so despicable creature of the dark is call Grendel. And by choice he chooses to do the things he does. Grendal the most hatred of all creature; descendent of Cain.
Dido and Aeneas consummate in a cave after being trapped by a raging storm, and the great beast Rumor carries word of the deed across cities and kingdoms. “Rumor took an evil joy at filling the countryside with… gossip” (246-248), and the monster prayed on the vulnerability of the two lovers. The gossip weakened Dido and Aeneas’s image and turned many people against them, particularly against Queen Dido. Many of her former suitors were filled with rage at the thought of the queen not accepting them, yet allowing Aeneas to be her husband, although he was not. “Libyans and nomad kings detest me,” says Dido, “My own Tyrians are hostile… I lost my integrity.” (417-419).
Grendel the ferocious monster of Cain who sneaks into the mead hall and snatches soldiers from their slumber to devour them in his marshy home. He represents physical evil because he’s up close and personal and will continue to do so until someone, Beowulf, comes and defeats them. There are many physical evils in this world and all the time you see them coming because they do not hide or pretend that they are not coming after you. And Grendel did just that he came after the soldiers and Beowulf, but what he didn’t expect was one of the sleeping soldiers to fight back. To be up front and physical with him as he was with the sleeping soldiers.
The Adderhead and the Laughing Prince have long been opposed, however at the passing of the Laughing Prince, the Adderhead quickly invades his realm. The Adderhead is a cruel tyrant whose gallows operate around the clock. He violently seizes the capital city and causes much fear. “Screams rose in its enclosed space. More and more horsemen rode in from among the houses around it, so heavily armed they looked like iron reptiles…” The quote describes the actions of the Adderhead’s men when met with malcontentedness from a crowd in the marketplace.
An example of the evil aura coming from this monster's cave is that “At night there, something uncanny happens: the water burns” (Beowulf 95) and “On its back, the heather-stepper halts: the hart in flight from pursuing hounds will turn to face them with firm-set horns and die in the wood rather than dive beneath its surface.”(Beowulf 95) While the Danes and Beowulf’s warriors sleep peacefully unaware in Heorot, and Beowulf is away, Grendel’s mother attacks and in the process kills Hrothgar’s friend and adviser, Aeschere. In good blood with Hrothgar, Beowulf seeks out the hiding spot of the”monstrous hell-bride”(Beowulf 89) and commences battle with the mother. his sword failing him he turns to a found sword in the depths of the water cave, it being a sword of a strong warrior and slays Grendel’s mother with a slice to the neck that beheads her. Beowulf then finds Grendel’s body and cuts off his head to bring back to Heorot with him as a
He is Prince of the Geats, who are people inhabiting the southern part of Sweden. Beowulf and his men leave the southern part of Sweden to rid Denmark of the eerie monster. The mead hall is extremely important to Anglo-Saxons because of everything that goes on there. It is where the king and his men feast and dine, his male followers will slumber there, listen to stories and music, as long as oral traditions and business deals. The significance of the hall in the epic of Beowulf is how the beast had invaded the hall at night.
The Dragon was also on the hunt for retribution. In the book ‘Beowulf,' it becomes evident why the dragon is enraged after it is mentioned, "the might beast, / slept in those stone walls for hundreds of years; runaway slave roused it" (Beowulf 32.2279-80). The Dragon was angered because his treasure was stolen and he was awakened, so he flew above the town and thrashed his flames. The monsters fighting out of rage and anger not only adds to their characteristic of evil but also intensifies the battle. Although the monsters are displayed as vile creatures who show no mercy, they have a logical reasoning for their
Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance. Satan had his companions, fellow devils, to admire and encourage him, but I am solitary and abhorred” (155). Goodness is all lost when the creature, driven by his desire for revenge, kills those dear to Frankenstein, in which the creation believes will therapeutically heal his personal recounting the pain of the mistreatment over the years. Even in the creation’s acts of kindness towards the family, because of the family’s reaction to the creature, this allows Shelly to reinforce that man is both ‘so virtuous and magnificent’, but also ‘vicious and base’.
This causes sadness in Harry, leading him to get in a fight with Craig Randall over the snide comments made about the house, "even though I [Harry] agreed with every word." This exchange shows how Harry must face the challenge of whether to go along with what everyone else says, or defend his family 's honour. Another example of the challenges faced through growing up from childhood to adolescence is of Harry 's classmate Johnny Barlow. Johnny’s family consists of a drunk father and a brother who has ended in jail many times, leading to the people in the town thinking that Johnny himself is, “Good for nothing.” Due to all the gossiping, Johnny feels that he must leave the town temporarily for he feels alone and disconnected. However, the gossiping about the growing youth extends to such a state that Harry, after listening to all the ugly little voices of the town, decides that he, “wants to run away too, just like