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
In the epic of Beowulf, the dragon symbolizes evil and death. Beowulf, subsequently defeating Grendel and Grendel’s mother, he decides to go after the monstrous dragon. Who both are evil characters in the story and their deaths are what the dragon represents. From a biblical point of view, it is almost as if the dragon represents the devil. The dragon ignited the Geats homes and land to ashes.
Beowulf vs Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon all represent a creature from hell and Beowulf is a god-like warrior who ends up slaying evil. “Like a man outlawed/for wickedness, he must await/the mighty judgement of God in majesty” (Beowulf 976 - 978). This quote talks about Grendel and his demonic soul. Beowulf points out that he is an evil creature and no creature ever to exist is powerful enough to smite God. Once Grendel dies, Grendel will be in God’s hands and Grendel will regret ever being evil or committing any evil action to anyone or anything on Earth.
This reinforces the idea that Grendel’s mother is also a monster, since put in the same position as the prior one. The two monsters, Grendel and his mother are also associated with the night as a time for action. This reinforces their animal-like behavior, and the monstrosity of their actions because they are not giving fair warning to the humans. The monstrosity of Grendel is also seen through his savagery when killing the men. He is carnivorous and feeds on human flesh.
These dark thoughts breed into deadly cruelty. As a result of his anger and loneliness, the Creature vows to seek revenge on the person who cursed him with his miserable existence, Victor Frankenstein. The Creature’s first of many victims, Victor’s younger brother, is killed after he insults the Creature by calling him an “ugly wretch… monster” (123). The Creature’s murder of William symbolizes the Creature’s descent to darkness, as his anger externalizes for the first time and he commits an act of violence out of uncontrollable rage. The Creature also realizes that the best way to gain revenge on Victor is to hurt those who Victor love, a twisted revelation stemming from the Creature's own limited experiences with companionship.
The Creature shows the theme, because he represents passion himself; all of the creature’s actions were incredibly passion driven and all lead to some sort of destruction. Victor was the most self destructive character because his passion for knowledge and later his passion to destroy the creature lead to the destruction of himself. The creature’s and Victor’s want to destroy each other was fueled by their mutual hatred, in the end they both had the same destructive fait. The theme of passion leads to destruction can be seen in Frankenstein and also real life, one may see the destructive powers happen to people around them in
Beowulf is an adventurous and fierce account of the trials and tribulations of the Anglo-Saxon era. In this epic poem the main character, Beowulf, encounters grim monsters and must battle them for the betterment and safety of his loyal people and comrades. Each of these monsters Beowulf battles has distinct characteristics from one another. All three monsters are enraged and fighting for different reasons: Grendel is an angered, social outcast; Grendel’s mother is out to avenge her son’s death; and the dragon is furious after being burgled. Grendel is an outcast and a loner of the Herot society.
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.
As Jack and Ralph gather followers they all experience battling their own inner demon, later known as the beast. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a dystopian novel because the characters experience dehumanized living, a loss of individuality, and a vital need
This is what all of our monsters tell us- that we can never escape, and every time we try to defeat it, it will grow stronger. Our monsters feed on fear, which gives them power to eat us away until all that is left is a shred of being, held together by a superglue of fear. ““I’m warning you. I’m going to get angry. D’you see?
Beowulf and fourteen other soldiers sail to Heorot to defeat Grendel. As Beowulf is speaking to the king, he says he would battle Grendel unarmed. The king accepts and invites him to a feast with the other Danish warriors. As night falls, everyone leaves except for Beowulf and his men. Beowulf takes off his armor and weapons, and lies down to wait for Grendel while his men fearfully lie awake.
The idea of the evil within all of us is demonstrated through the epic Beowulf and the song Demons by Imagine Dragons. The eponymous hero faces physical evil through his battle