Beowulf is willing to put his life on the line to avenge a life for the nation he cares about and protects. He continues speaking of his ideology to avenge deaths: “When a warrior is gone, that will be his best and only bulwark” (1387-1388). “When a warrior is gone” refers to death of a Viking, and “bulwark” seems to take on the definition of encouragement in time of need, as coping with death is a challenging time. Beowulf may mean that after someone dies, that will act as the best inspiration to the remaining kin to honor that person’s life. After someone dies, his memory is all that remains, so that propels his kinsmen to act rather than woefully drown in tears.
The monster kills only Esher, Hrothgar’s closest advisor and friend, and removes his body and her son’s body parts. Once the king got a hold of this knowledge they ran to Beowulf and asked him for help in finding and killing the mother of Grendel. Before his departure Unerth, “Lent him a famous weapon, a fine, / Hilted old sword named Hrunting” showing his honor he has for Beowulf as he goes to fight another monster(64). Beowulf ventures into the mother’s underwater lair to defeat Grendel's mother, the sword Unerth gives Beowulf does not function down there. Using a magical sword he finds in the giants’ hideaway Beowulf kills her with it.
7 The Night Stalker Thestar.com Richard Ram was known as the Night Stalker and during his 8 month killing spree during the 1980’s he killed 14 victims. The self-proclaimed Satanist broke into homes, burgalured, raped, and killed, and once captured seemed to enjoy the publicity and media attention. And his crimes attracted a lot of attention. On the first day of his trial he entered the courtroom, held out his hand, which had a pentagram drawn on it, and shouted, “Hail Satan!” He never expressed any type of guilt or remorse for his crimes. After being found guilty on 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries, he was sentenced to death.
Grendel’s mother, the mighty sea hag, came to the mead hall to avenge her son and obtain Grendel’s arm. Beowulf could not penetrate her skin and was losing until the monster’s arm turned into a sword forged by giants. Beowulf used this mighty sword to slay the mother. He then repaid Grendel’s visits with one of his own. Beowulf found the troll’s lifeless body and cut off his head.
Beowulf: Good Vs. Evil The balance of good and evil in Beowulf by Seamus Heaney is apparent in the characters Grendel, Grendel’s mother, Beowulf and Wiglaf. Grendel is a slayer and kills the Danes in Heorot Hall. Grendel’s mother comes for revenge of her son and in the process kills Hrothgar’s friend and adviser, Aeschere. Beowulf does countless acts of selfless deeds, even for those who are not of the Geat clan.
When Grendel’s mom showed up to avenge her son, Beowulf could have traveled home and left the people of the land to deal with the beast. Instead, he remained loyal and hunted down Grendel’s mother. He killed her. Duke Theseus showed loyalty after the battle was over. The man that had won his sister-in-law was killed in an unfortunate event.
Of all the great heroes in epics and movies alike, each one of them has his or her great traits as well as fatal flaws. Unfortunately, our hero’s fatal flaw is losing faith in God and he loses his life because of that. In the epic Beowulf, many references to Paganism and Christianity are found throughout the tale due to the author’s belief that faith in God assures victory whereas faith in paganism assures defeat. Paganism and Christianity parallel the struggle of holiness and evil throughout the epic, and in many cases, faith in God is the key to Beowulf´s success as he defeats monsters and protects the village of Herot. Beowulf faces foes such as Grendel and Grendel’s mother who utilize magic spells to fight as read, “that sin-stained demon/
This deal is introduced as Shield’s men create a ship filled with a “massed treasure,” representing both objects that citizens find valuable during the time period of Beowulf as well as the need for mourning after the loss of an important figure. Loaded with “battle tackle, bladed weapons, and coats of mail,” the descriptions of his pyre in this section of the opening reiterate the connection between nobility and strength throughout the poem. This connection is later visited by the gift giving throughout the rest of the poem, composed of mainly war prizes and
For both Beowulf and Thor there is a great enemy. While Thor is sent to Earth and stripped of his powers, his brother Loki is becoming King of Asgard and that threatens the realm, making him the enemy. Loki is Thor’s brother which causes more conflict within Thor. In Beowulf, the last and greatest enemy was the dragon. It was difficult for Beowulf to defeat the dragon it threatened the people of Heorot, so Beowulf, being king, knew he had to risk his life for his people.
Another flaw of Elster is he doesn't have any remorse ruining someone's life. For instance, he hired Judy so she would pretend to be his wife, given him the perfect opportunity to kill his Madeliene. He later on tricked Judy by taking all of the money and traumatized Scottie for life after he witnessed the love of his life die for the second time. For this character the only motivation for killing his wife is money. His wife came from a rich family, and he wanted to possess all her wealth.