Gandalf is the Great Wizard. He is the one they all go to in their darkest times, they rely on him for everything. Gandalf is the one who gives Frodo the task of destroying the ring. Saruman is a very smart wizard who turns to the dark side. Saruman’s master is Sauron, but because the Dark Community is so corrupt he turns on him.
In the movies Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets along with the books Beowulf and Grendel there are many universal archetypes that reveal a deeper meaning within each of the works that help readers and viewers understand the true purpose of that work. The archetypes including the Magic Weapon, Lightness vs. Darkness, and The Hero all come together and bring out all of the universal ideas and themes that bring out the true meaning and purpose in these works that people crave. The Magic Weapon would represent the hero or protagonist being able to use his or her given power or ability to defeat those who are evil. Lightness vs. Darkness would represent the good times and bad times between the struggle
Comparison can be made between Ahab and the monster in Frankenstein on the basis of revenge that the monster wanted to take from Victor. Victor lost all the power over his creation when the monster killed William. Frankenstein immediately felt responsible for the crime because he never made his creation to go around and kill people. After destroying the work of second creature, the monster threaten Victor saying that, “Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master;—obey!” (Shelly, 192).
In the first few chapters of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain, he presents Hank Morgan, who gets hit in the head with a crowbar during a quarrel. He, then, awakens in King Arthur's Court in the sixth century. Getting others to believe he is a magician like the other magician Merlin, he takes the title “The Boss.” He also becomes the right-hand man of King Arthur, all when he was originally going to be burned at the stake. While Hank Morgan works out of foolishness, modernization, and supernaturalism, the theme of the story is battling with superstitions. Firstly, at the beginning of the story, Hank Morgan comes up with an idea of fooling the people that he's a magician.
The following essay will be on the investigation of good and evil magicians in ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ from a Jungian perspective. The heptalogy ‘Harry Potter’ was written by J.K.Rowling from 1991 until 2007; it tells the story of Harry Potter growing up and fighting the evil magician Lord Voldemort. In this fight he is being supported by Professor Dumbledore, the headmaster of his school. The pentalogy ‘The Lord of the Rings’ was written by J.R.R. Tolkien; it is about Frodo Baggins going on a mission to destroy the ‘one ring’.
Shadow Stalker, God-cursed Grendel, The Captain of Evil, and Monster are all nicknames of one creature. This one creature was named Grendel who brilliantly said “Balance is everything”. For Grendel to figure out that balance, or in other words the yin and yang, is integral to living says a lot about a “murderer.” Grendel cannot live without a hero and a hero cannot live without a challenge. The humans symbolize the hero withstanding the forces of Grendel, while Grendel symbolizes the villain trying to hurt and dismantle the hero. This constant fighting creates a balance between the two forces of good and evil, until one succumbs to the other.
It is none other than the hero of the story himself. Harry Potter’s brief touch with death. Harry’s ultimate but noble sacrifice in this story, is meeting with an old and familiar friend, Death. He, when facing Voldemort, lets the Dark Lord hit him with the killing curse to get rid of the Horcrux in Harry. Without letting Voldemort murder him, the Dark Lord would still be invincible.
1. Introduction In this thesis, I argue that many of the creatures described in some medieval bestiaries play a very important role in the creation of the imaginary and symbolic world of Harry Potter written by the author J. K. Rowling. In the following paragraphs I will discuss the similarities and differences between the medieval beasts and the creatures in Rowling’s Harry Potter book series. I also explain how the author plays with symbolism and uses her novels to highlight how medieval and modern ideas take part of the relationship between humans and animals, using symbolic animals to expose the real nature of the characters, their personalities. To go into detail about this theory, I have worked with the seven books of the Harry Potter
Introduction and thesis statement This research will focus on the Fantasy and Fairy tale theory ( Nikolajeva, 2006 ) and Harry Potter and the half blooded prince book . The purpose of this paper is to analyse the book by using the Fantasy and fairy tale theory. Moreover, the analysis will also take a closer look at how Harry potter conforms to an actual fantasy protagonist. Method and material Fantasy and fairy tale are used in several ways to categorize a story in which the following terms are profitable, Ontological: The branch of metaphysics that learns about the nature of existence. For instance, topics such as space, time ,cause , effect, existence and possibility could include in a metaphysical research.
Another reason is that Harry had the ability to defeat Voldemort. In “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows” Harry defeats Voldemort. I think that Harry survived the attack from Voldemort because Voldemort, he chose Harry’s blood to build his body which I think that Voldemort got to be shielded by Lily’s protection from the blood. I think that this killed Voldemort because Harry can’t die until Voldemort dies as Voldemort acted as a Horcrux for Harry. This is why I think that Harry was able to defeat Voldemort.
The Legend of the Shadow Knights Have you ever read the Legends of King Arthur and heard of his accomplishments around Camelot. I bet you have, but I bet you never heard of their very secret knights. These knights are so secret that the kings don’t even know about them. This Knight order was created by the first King of Camelot. They have been sworn to secrecy by a blood oath and they have stopped the battles that were gonna destroy the kingdom but no one knows about it because they kill all of the survivors.
Uther risked his life knowing that Vortigern had an army of wizards against him and if Uther and his army lost the battle., Hhe knew that he would be in danger since he lead the attack and was still brave enough to do it. He would have known that if he killed Vortigern, he would become king, because Vortigern only claimed he was king. In conclusion, Uther Pendragon is indeed a hero who had a bad past. He was exiled as a child from the kingdom that he soon became king of because of his act of heroism. To answer the question, “Can an act make a person a hero, even if they’ve had a bad past?” yes, a person can become a hero from an act of heroism, even if they had a bad
Grendel’s father is the reason why everything started and why Grendel sets onto his path of vengeance. Forced to watch his own father die before him, leaving him with nightmares as indicated with Selma, “His name means grinder… Of teeth.” Troubled by terrible dreams, he terrorized the man who slew his father, Hrothgar. All through the movie, we thought Grendel to be the wrongful creature because of the men he murdered, but we had an inkling of doubt. As stated before, Hrothgar states why he killed Grendel’s father and suddenly we knew, Grendel was justified by his terror. He was just a terrified child angry at the man killed his father leaving him an orphan.
Beowulf’s seemingly simple story of a mighty hero facing a battle with an evil monster is something a child would pick up. Tough, after reading beowulf in my AP Literature class we can see that there’s more to this fairy tale that meets the eye. There’s a story on how Beowulf is not only battling a demon but himself as well. Its starts of with Beowulf going on a quest, a simple one, to only defeat the mighty monster Grendel. His quest begins after the land ruled by king Hrothgar is being tormented by Grendel and so our hero is called to bring peace to the land.