Beowulf and his soldiers proceed to the dragon’s castle to terminate it; Beowulf has to fight the dragon himself, because his men are scared. Wiglaf told them that they are acting cowardly for not helping their king, he then steps in to save his dying king. Beowulf and Wiglaf kill the dragon, but Beowulf dies. He dies being greedy, telling Wiglaf he wants to see the treasure and how he wants people to remember
If someone were to read Beowulf straight through and not think into any of the deeper meanings or symbolism in the story, the whole tale would come off as fairly superficial and typical. It would seem like just another story of a powerful hero slaying monsters and receiving lavish rewards in return. Going through the story in that fashion would be doing it a great disservice because there is so much more to Beowulf underneath all of the grandeur of the basic story. There are many recurring themes that hint at much deeper messages and even some darker, more nihilistic themes. As if ripping the arm off of a creature and then hunting down and killing its mother wasn’t already dark enough.
This also indicates that Beowulf kills for the purpose of battle and avenging the lives lost at the hands of Grendel. Lastly, we must analyze the monsters in the poem and how they are different and similar to the hero. Grendel is a chaotic monster that comes to Heorot Hall each evening to attack and feast on King Hrothgar’s people (page 44, lines 115-25). Grendel’s actions of killing demonstrate to the reader that he does not do this for any higher purpose other than to cause chaos, meaning he has no value for honor. Another heroic trait that Grendel does not possess is power of blood.
It develops a conscience, that still searches and strives for pleasure but finds it in hoarding gold and valuable objects. In lines 2277-2281(“For three centuries, this scourge of the people Had stood guard on that stoutly protected Underground treasury, until the intruder Unleashed its fury;”), we see that the dragon can control himself but he can also provoke death and destruction if he allows his Ego and Id to take control, this behavior is marked by the Superego’s intervention. Then, in lines 2293-2295 “The hoard-guardian Scorched the ground as he scoured and hunted for the trespasser who had troubled his sleep” we learn the dragon isn’t being impetuous in the destruction he is stimulating, instead, he is just looking for the one who “troubled his sleep” and is not looking to engender collateral damage as much, even though he does. This sort of revenge has become the most moralistic action any of the monsters made throughout the story. Even though we see how the dragon and Grendel’s mother can control their Id, during desperate moments they become savage and headstrong, like how the dragon in lines 2312-2315 burns everything out in distress for his treasure.
Maybe he is so empathetic he actually feels the pain for Arthur Holmwood from the loss of Lucy, and that fuels him to take down Dracula. With the examples given, Van Helsing could actually symbolize a superhero with all he does. He scarifies a lot for the good of others, and in the end of the story he takes down the bad guy. Although he did not physically kill Dracula, he helped lead the group to finding him. He has no reason to help others but he does it anyway.
There 's also the instance where the dragon takes revenge on the town for a servant taking some of his treasure. Then we again see Beowulf take revenge except this time it 's on a dragon for destroying his house. The role of revenge continuously plays a role in the story of Beowulf and when there is no more revenge to take place in this
Beowulf battles the dragon alongside one of his faithful warriors. He and the warrior fight hard, but in the end Beowulf dies. He defeats the dragon, yet is slain in the process, leaving his people without a king. This appears horrible at first glance, but is a good thing because the only way Beowulf could obtain the treasure and save his people was by dying. The treasures made his people wealthy and he also killed the dragon.
She actually comes to help the monster king John to survive the apocalypse. *Oh my god this plot armor is so fucking strong. *A fly said but no one understood it because no one can understand what flies say except other flies. Interesting right. Let us not get out of plot now right, she comes and tells the monster master John that she killed her boyfriend and is now near the mc to protect him because her boyfriend like the rest of the humanity heroes did something that might help humanity survive and joined the demon
He displays a heroic trait of fortitude, such as the event when he foresaw the approaching monster, Scylla. For every ship, the creature abducts six men to be devoured by its six heads. Furthermore, Odysseus showed to be undeniably brave in the battle against the hundred suitors Some believe Odysseus is not a hero because of his excessive arrogance. However, this claim is incorrect because Odysseus also shows kindness when he picked up three of his men and took them back to the ship because they were under the effects of the lotus flower (Homer 373). This action reveals Odysseus as being a compassionate hero because he obviously did not wish for his crewmates to stay behind with the rest of the Lotus Eaters with no chance of returning home, and even cared enough to carry all three full grown men on his
A Treasure, gold, jewels hand relics. All of these things draw images of Anglo-Saxon era. B Particularly the story of Beowulf, a tale of a Geatish king who is renowned for his ability to slay monsters beyond the ability of normal men. C Treasure is constantly passed to beowulf as he completes numerous victories over demonic monsters. D The way that treasure appears in Beowulf can give modern interpreters a glimpse into how massive a role gold and treasure had in the Anglo Saxon era whether that was for good or for bad.