L.J. Smith’s book, The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle, is the second in an ongoing series of books of thrills and vampire romance. It is set in the fictional town of Fells Church, Virginia, the hometown of Elena Gilbert. Elena is the protagonist of the story and her world is turned upside down when she meets the mysterious newcomer, Stefan Salvatore. Once Elena finds out that Stefan is a vampire and is being tormented by his older vampire brother, she works tirelessly to protect Stefan.
Karma affects both the good and bad sides. Hagrid, who is a half-giant, is slandered and mistrusted by Umbridge. Because Giants have violent natures, they have been nearly eradicated by the ministry and the few survivors left have gone into hiding in the mountains. Therefore, Umbridge fired Hagrid and sent five Ministry of Magic officials in case force was needed to subdue the “dangerous” and “filthy half-breed”. Centaurs are highly intelligent, but do not wish to mingle with humans to be “servants or playthings” become angry when their territory is restricted by the Ministry.
Not only were the characters in Beowulf powerful, but they all had their own sources of motivation that encouraged them to use it. “Grendel was the name of this grim demon, haunting the marches, marauding round the heath and the desolate fens; he had dwelt for a time in misery among the banished monsters, Cain's clan, whom the Creator had outlawed and condemned as outcasts(line 102- 107). Grendel is considered an outcast, even though he did
Vengeance is a vital part the human nature. In Beowulf, Grendel’s mother represents vengeance as part of the human condition. After her son, Grendel, is exterminated, she immediately craves revenge on Beowulf and his people, the people who murdered her son. The fire-breathing dragon also portrays the emotion of vengeance in Beowulf. The dragon becomes incredibly vengeful due to a fugitive stealing its treasures from its cave.
Ishmael may have been physically strong, but he was mentally weak. Due to a lot of murder and corruption in war, Ishmael has become vulnerable and violent. The slightest uncomfortable situation makes Ishmael feel cornered and use violence as a defense. The book A Long Way Gone shows that war has a strong psychological effect on people involved. When people experience so many hardships on their own, their mentality gradually becomes weaker from having to believe that it is normal to depend only on
In the novel Grendel by John Gardner, Grendel’s largest internal conflict is whether or not he can overcome his predestined status of monster. Throughout the course of the story Grendel is influenced by both sides, human and beast, through the dragon and the Shaper. Although Grendel initially wants to align himself with the humans, no matter how he tries to communicate with them as an equal they will not accept his company, causing him to become lonely and angry. Grendel’s anger turns to violence, which makes the humans turn further against him and, as he is alienated from any sense of humanity he ever had, he eventually discovers that he has no choice and must fulfill his role as the enemy to humans. Initially, Grendel’s free will
He travels through the creepy dark woods in order to get back and forth from school. In the movie Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod is a constable in New York. He is assigned to investigate recent murders that occurred in Sleepy Hollow. Also another major difference is that the Headless Horseman is a fictional character “whose head had been carried away by a cannon-ball, in some nameless battle during the Revolutionary War” (Irving 2). Brom Bones imitated the legend of the Headless Horseman to frighten and chase his rival away from Katrina.
The story says “…angry because a thief has stolen a jeweled cup/ from the dragon’s hoard of gold, is laying waste to the Geat’s land…” (“from Beowulf.” pg. 28). This shows the dragon was hoarding gold which was a crime to the Anglo-Saxons. I think this quote was to encourage warriors and kings not to be selfish. Like Grendel and Grendel’s Mother the dragon was a human that committed a crime and broke rules that were important to keep order among the tribe so they were sentenced to repeat their action for end of
When a king is murdered it upsets the Chain of Being that the Elizabethans believed in, a chain in which the king was God 's deputy on earth. So, the unlawful death of a king causes an interruption in the world of nature and can bring terrible things like plagues, famine, and unnatural activity among animals. It was considered very important for someone to know their place in the Chain of Being and not try to rise above it because of ambition. It was considered very unholy to disrespect the chain
The monstrous-feminine constantly walks the line between terror and horror but ultimately horror overtakes and forces the male novel 's heroes to kill the monster. In the end, she can only be reigned in through male dominance and comforting religious discourse – restoring the status quo to a modern male-dominated England. Stoker 's novel offers a variety of female monsters but what they all have in common is that neither of them stands a chance in the rigid Victorian system that will not let anyone break its
On top of that, not only was Drago not persuaded at all, in the matter of facts Hiccup even lost control of his dragon Toothless to Drago’s command. When Toothless lost control of his body, Drago ordered Toothless to kill Hiccup. In that instance Hiccup’s father wrapped him around his arms and sacrificed his life to save Hiccup. That was the consequences he had to face because of his foolishness and
There was the dragonborn, who’s unappreciation of his great powers and abilities could be the doom of us all. The gnome, who I was too busy to talk to, still a mystery to me. The Tiefling who seemed to despise me and whose arrogance reminded me of my own mistakes. And the stranger, the introverted and audacious Tiefling, who became a member of our group simply
In Beowulf, the dragon represents uncontrollable and sinful greed and anger. Angry that a man had stolen just one goblet from his vast treasure hoard, the dragon leaves his cave to burn and destroy the homes and property of innocent humans (Beowulf 2293–2325). While the dragon is obviously more powerful than the other powerful kings in the epic, the dragon’s power is considered dark and unholy because of the dragon’s materialism. The dragon’s willingness to destroy human life because of his misdirected anger also mirrors the Christian sins of wrath and pride, as the dragon prioritizes his life and material belongings before the rights of others. Again, this is contrary to the other kings in the epic, notably to King Hrothgar who genuinely cared and worried for the welfare of his people (147-149).
Then, Beowulf gathers up enough strength to inflict a deadly stab to the dragon’s stomach. The text dictates: “They had killed the enemy, courage quelled his life; / that pair of kinsmen, partners in nobility, / had destroyed the foe. So every man should act, / be at hand when needed; but now, for the king, / this would be the last of many labors / and triumphs in the world” (2706-2711). With this statement in mind, it is indisputable that the symbolization of this onslaught consists of how no one can ever gain immortality; even the finest people must meet their end. To reemphasize, it is clear to see that Beowulf’s last and final dispute holds the utmost preponderance due to the fact that the dragon is able to kill him at
Hrothgar, no stranger to her charms, recognizes that she has seduced Beowulf. He tells his subjects that, upon his death, Beowulf will be their new king. He then leaps from the castle tower to his death on the rocky shore below. The crown is immediately placed on Beowulf 's head. Our last conflict is the betrayed of Beowulf, Beowulf knows he must fight and kill both the dragon and its mother.