“His mind was in turmoil/unaccustomed anxiety and gloom/confused his brain; the fire-dragon/ had raised the coastal region and reduced/forts and earthworks to dust and ashes/so the war-king planned and plotted his revenge” (Heaney 2331-2336). Beowulf knows he will be able to defeat the dragon, but this fight is different comparing to Grendel and Grendel’s mother. “The glittering sword/infallible before that day/failed when he unsheathed it, as it never should have” (Heaney 2584-2586). All of the swords are breaking and he gets bit by her causing him to have a poison in his neck. Evil is towering over, and no one is able to save Beowulf until Wiglaf his only warrior who stay behind helps him out.
This is something that no one can escape from, it’s how the circle of life works. We all know what happens to a hero when they fight a very dangerous and powerful opponent, they die and sometimes their opponent dies with them. Course, many can’t defeat these more dangerous monsters alone, sometimes they have to have help and in the end conquer. On the poem Beowulf, Beowulf goes after the dragon, but ends up needing help, but even with the help of a mighty brave soldier, Beowulf dies and leaves kingship to the brave soldier. The Dragon, represents death because he was able to severely injure Beowulf, which leads to his death in the end after Beowulf and a brave soldier were able to kill the Dragon.
Ender leads the soldier prized efficiency list, even though he had not taken a single shot (Card 91). He is the platoon leader for the Phoenix Army (Card 139). Ender’s technique is so strong that without putting any effort, his reputation has already put him on top. Finally, Enders technique is successful when demolishing difficulties is proven when he defeats Bonzo in the showers. With classic technique, Ender acts if he was scared of Bonzo, and pleads for him not to hurt him.
A Doctors Dilemma I do not like the essay, “A Doctors Dilemma” written by James Dillard. The whole story was well written, but contradicting. The persuasion was driven by whether to help a dying person or save his future career. Deliberately, Dillard act of bravery could possibly cause the ending to his career. At that moment, he understood the consequences for his actions.
He had Wiglaf’s help to kill the dragon in the poem. The dragon starts attacking people when someone stole a treasure from it. Beowulf brings a group of men to help him but the only person who stays is Wiglaf. Beowulf didn’t kill the dragon but he hurt the dragon pretty bad. In the movie the dragon, which is Beowulf’s son, get angry when a slave finds the dragon cup that Beowulf had given Grendel’s mother.
Rikki-Tikki Tavi found himself in a good place with a human family, but in the garden there were two snakes. Rikki- Tikki made his goal to get rid of nag and his wife. Rikki- Tikki killed Nag first, then Nag’s wife. When Rikki-Tikki went to save Teddy, he crushed all of Nagaina’s eggs except for one. Rikki-Tikki was so determined to accomplish his goal that he would die to do it.
He knows that if he excites himself too much, he would fail and would be history. When the reader is presented with this information, they probably pity or feel sad for Colonel Freeleigh and just want to do anything to help this man. Colonel Freeleigh, a man that who was always up for adventure, who can’t do anything now, this is basically the end of life. He also exclaims this to the nurse by arguing, “It doesn’t matter if being so alive kills a man,” (Paragraph 35). By this quote, he just means that if to live, he has to die on the inside, he wouldn’t care so much doing so.
While Beowulf has lived a long, successful life and although he has plenty of men to send off to the fight the dragon, he decides to fight the dragon himself and risk the safety of his people for the chance at one more shot at old times. Despite the narrator’s positive portrayal of him in the earlier parts of the poem, in this scene, readers must weigh Beowulf’s ego against his kingly duty as a protector. His men do not support the unnecessary risk Beowulf takes, and the venture ends in his death. While it is clear that Beowulf’s men betrayed their pledged loyalty to Beowulf by fleeing, Beowulf arguably enacts a similar betrayal in his pursuit of another accomplishment at the expense of the Geats he was supposed to
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
Lennie’s pure strength and actions led his best friend George to kill him, so that he doesn’t get in any more trouble. George killing Lennie was a justified murder because Lennie was too dangerous, Lennie would have been killed anyways, and he only would slow George down and drag him into trouble. Lennie was way too dangerous to be kept alive, because he has no comprehension of his true strength. He was just too mentally challenged to even understand his sheer power. For example, Lennie explains to Curley’s Wife how he unintentionally killed the puppy, “I made it like I was gonna smack him… an I done it.
Just as he got ready to strike Nagaina lunged faster, and although she missed Rikki, that showed she would have the advantage for the rest of the fight. Nagaina quickly jumped on Rikki striking him in the back of the neck, her venom seeping into his blood. Rikki pleaded, "When I die please don 't hurt my friends" "I have much more planned for them", Nagaina said coldly. As Rikki took his last breath he swore one day he would get his revenge and as the sun set on the bungalow Rikki died in sorrow knowing his friends would have a fate worse than death. The next day, as the sun rose over the garden, the stench of dead bodies reached the noses of everyone in the garden and they got curious.
Dr. Waldo who tries to save us soldiers has been doing well, but harsh on us soldiers because we are the ones fighting with all the injuries ( Waldo, Doc. C pg. 151). Knowing surgeons will be there will help me be more safe with all the diseases and injuries I get in the
Orwell was quick to notice that “They had not shown much interest in the elephant when he was merely ravaging their homes, but it was different now that he was going to be shot.” (326). By that point it was too late for Orwell to do anything as the crowd had arrived and was ready to watch Orwell kill the elephant. Orwell knew what he truly wanted to do, but also knew that he would upset the crowd if he let the elephant live. To make matters worse, the crowd wouldn’t leave him alone and even used his rifle as a tool to bait him into following their commands. With all of the pressure that was built up in his body, he decides to obey the crowd and kills the
As in Beowulf he has his trusty soldiers behind him, ready to fight. When the teenage boy “crosses the threshold” the cancer finally catches up to him. He goes through all these trials of his girlfriend breaking up with him cause she said, “Its to hard for me.” and he has to go through all these treatments including chemo. As goes for Beowulf, he goes up against Grendel and his mother to the death. Beowulf saves his experiences by being able to tell his story and he keeps a part of Grendel as a gift or treasure.
Beatrice’s father, Dr. Rappaccini played an important role in ending her life. In the story Baglioni states “But as for Rappaccini, it is said of him—and I, who know the man well, can answer for its truth—that he cares infinitely more for science than for mankind. His patients are interesting to him only as subjects for some new experiment. He would sacrifice human life, his own among the rest, or whatever else was dearest to him, for the sake of adding so much as a grain of mustard-seed to the great heap of his accumulated knowledge.” (Pg. 6).