Although Beowulf shows traits of abnormal power, like Grendel and his mother, his motifs are interpreted differently. Grendel and his mother are represented as monsters, through their physical appearance, as well as their horrific killings. The monstrosity of Grendel is directly seen through his physical appearance, as depicted when his hand is exposed in the hall as a trophy, after he was injured during his battle with Beowulf. During this scene, the beastly appearance
Monsters, seen through a lens of fear, are often often are pitted against heroes in adventure stories. However, through examining the ancient sources of The Epic of Gilgamesh translated by Danny P. Jackson and Edith Hamilton’s compilation of myths in Mythology, and the modern sources of the book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and the films of King Kong directed by various people, an analysis can be made of how monsters have changed from the past to the present
Courage, one of the attributes of Beowulf that the hero have. Courage to fight the monster Grendel in order to protect and free the people from the terror, danger, fear and death which the monster brings to them when it attacks at night. Courage to be good in spite of the bounty and fame that he can receive for doing such good and noble deed for the people. Beowulf also has the courage to admit his mistake in his past and take the rightful consequences for it. Beowulf had fought many evil things in the movie such as monsters, invaders, rebels, and also the evil inside him.
Beowulf the mightiest hero, he kills demons, fights dragons, and does everything he can for the people, but how does he stack up against today's heroes like Spider Man. Beowulf can kill monsters, demons, and demons mothers, but what about if the circumstances were swapped. What if Beowulf had to fight some of the villains that a hero like Spider Man fights? Would he still be able to boast about taking them on bare handed? Comparing Beowulf to some of the villains of the comics may not make him seem as strong or have as much battle prowess.
When the onter first woke up in the book,Victor stared at him in horror and ran away, while in the movie, Victor passed uet and started to beat the monster when he woke up, Another example is in the scene when the monster confronts victor and tells him his life story. In the book, Victor was mad at the monster and tried to punch him. The movie has Victor bringing a gun to the fight with the monster.The monster and Victor then get in fight after Victor is disarmed and the monster threats to kill him after almost knocking him out. The movie was probably more violent just to make it seem more dramatic to people. The biggest difference between the movie and the book was the ending.
Beowulf ignores the possibility of there being an adverse outcome during every battle he continues to fight. He finds a solution to slay the monster in every battle for example, "The fight is difficult but; Hrunthing fails its user, but Beowulf sees a great sword, too big for anyone but himself, and uses it to kill the mother" (Hanning 7). Although the purpose of the monster may be to add action throughout the plot, Beowulf battling the monsters not only adds action but also portrays him as a hero for fighting the
Today, it is normal for filmworkers to change many stories and adapt them to a more modern audience. In the modern 2005 film Beowulf & Grendel (Gunnarsson) there are many changes to the epic poem of Beowulf (Heaney). Many of these changes can be seen throughout all characters, but Grendel’s by far one of the most different. In the beginning of Beowulf, Grendel is described as nothing but a vicious demon who kills for no apparent reason, while in “the movie” Beowulf and Grendel, Grendel kills, because his father was murdered by The Danes right before his eyes as a child. With the loss of his father, Grendel can be seen as a very childish character in the film.
What is a monster? Is it a Child abuser, cancer, or maybe even drugs? Monsters can be anything from something Internal to people or beings for example monsters like Grendel and the dragon from the great epic poem Beowulf. One of the biggest modern day monster to a lot of people whether they are involved or not is drugs. Like Grendel from from Beowulf drugs can physically hurt people, but they also can cause an internal conflict, conflict like the fear and lament; that Grendel caused the kingdom of Herot.
In the epic poem Beowulf, the protagonist, Beowulf, faces three “monsters” at different times in his life. The poem begins with Grendel, a monster who attacks only in the dark of night, tormenting the kingdom of Hrothgar. The last two sections of the epic detail the conquering by Beowulf of Grendel’s mother and the dragon. The battle between the monsters and Beowulf represent the theme of good versus evil in the poem, as well as the fusion of pagan and Christian ideals in the changing Germanic society. Grendel’s mother’s actions directly juxtapose the role of a woman in this time period, and the greediness of the dragon with his treasure contrasts with the virtues of what would be considered a good king.
“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.
Where do Monsters lurk In every superhero book or movie there is a form of a monster. It does not have to be and actual monster, it can be just the villain that 's apart of t he story. A monster is an imaginary creature that is typically large, ugly, and frightening. In the book Beowulf there is a monster by the name of Grendel, this monster was a great terror and destroyer of Denmark and he mostly targeted the Danes, a town led by King Herod. This monster was unlike any other monster, he had a tactic to what he did whenever he would come and and eat the people of the town.
In Monster’s Inc. there are many different personality theories that can explore why the monster acted the way they did. One of the main questions from the movie is why the monsters are afraid of the children. Behaviorism can explain this through the character of Mike Wazowski. The beginning of the movie shows that the monsters purpose is to gain scream from the children because this provides power for the monster’s city. The company is called Monster’s Inc. and this is where Mike works.