Beowulf is about a warrior from Geatland who takes on the task of getting rid of a monster named Grendel who is terrorizing King Hrothgar’s land. He then kills the monster and it’s mother a while later only to face that his own kingdom is being terrorized many years later by a dragon. He successfully destroys the dragon, but not without giving up his own life. The 13th Warrior is about Northmen warriors, and an Arab, who takes a journey to another land to rid them of some type of “creatures”. King Hrothgar needs these 13 men to get rid of these “creatures” who won’t stop killing off the people of his village.
Beowulf is about how the Danes built a great mead hall to gather and Grendel came and ruined it, killing a lot of the Danes in the process. Beowulf accepts Hrothgar's favor to fight Grendel, and Beowulf goes off and boasts about his accomplishments. He fights Grendel and wins! Towards the end, Beowulf dies due to a dragon bite. Grendel does not deserve sympathy because he invaded the Mead Hall, killed humans, and was irredeemable.
But in the movie, Dragon happens to be the child of Beowulf and Grendel’s mother. As in poem, Dragon was terrorized the people but in movie it came searching for its father. The dragon, son of both Grendel’s mother and Beowulf, tries to kill other people but not Beowulf. Beowulf was strongest men in the poem but in the movie he did not kill Grendel’s mother. He come out as a weak man in the movie compare to the poem.
“The Tales of herot” Long ago, when monsters roamed the earth, the Anglo-Saxons told a tale of a brave hero, Beowulf. In a kingdom ruled by king Hrothgar, the towns people were getting terrorized by an evil demon, Grendel. Word got to the geats from across shore, which made them eager to take on such a fight. The geats leader Beowulf came and offered his assistance in killing this monster who terrorized the kingdom. Beowulf and his men stayed in Herot waiting for Grendel’s arrival.
Furthermore, Beowulf’s death and the downfall of his people highlight the destruction caused by excessive pride. After defeating Grendel and his mother, Beowulf , the warrior, earns a name for himself and eventually rules as the warrior king of the Geats for 50 years. Yet at the end of the poem, Beowulf, similarly to Grendel, lets his insatiable greed consume him. His self-centered desire to gain and maintain fame and glory overrides his duties as a leader of his people, the Geats, and causes him to become irrational. He irrationally decides to battle with the dragon that was causing mayhem in his kingdom alone.
Their ancestor Cain murdered his brother Abel. On behalf of this crime, all the family is penalized. Beowulf also does not stay in Hrothgar and goes to marry his queen. Once Beowulf has satisfied his obligation to Hrothgar by murdering both Grendel and Grendel’s mom, Beowulf returns home where he survives to an old age and becomes king. He fights the dragon here instead of the castle.
Beowulf knew this would ultimately be his last battle. The dragon was awakened because a slave stole a gold cup from the treasure. Then, after not being able to find the gold cup, the dragon forcefully attacked Geatland burning the town. Beowulf believed he angered God. In order to be at peace with God, he ordered a specially made shield to defend himself during battle.
As the fire dragon approaches him, the iron shield “began to melt, and for the first time in his life that famous prince fought with fate against him, with glory denied him” (lines 110-113). When realizing fate is against him in this battle, a little piece of Beowulf dies. Although, right after his shield begins to melt Beowulf still fights with that power and bravery he has always had since he was young. “He knew it, but he raised his sword and struck at the dragon’s scaly hide” (lines
The dragon, on the other hand, could also represent the opposite of Beowulf as king. Beowulf is a king who distributes his wealth and at the same time protect his people. However, the dragon hoards all the wealth that it cannot use, nor did the tribe who had accumulated it long ago. The dragon could also represent death itself as the last man of the tribe who accumulated the gold awaited death to join his brethren all the while protecting the hoard. In the end, Beowulf dies by the dragon, but the dragon also perishes by the hands of Beowulf’s kinsman,
He must decide whether he wants to live or kill more of his people. Beowulf decides that he needs to do this for his people so he goes out and kills the dragon. Beowulf had died fighting which means that he will go to Valhalla and that is a place where you go if you have died in honor in combat. In the story of Beowulf he must die in honor so that he can go to Valhalla and he thinks that is more important than his own kingdom. However in the film of Beowulf he dies in honor for his kingdom for his people because he actually owned up to his responsibilities and owns up to his mistakes.
Beowulf battles monsters like Grendel who triumph his size and devour men who nobly fought in battle. The odds seem unlikely for a regular man; however, Beowulf is not like most men. Another trait of Beowulf includes his loyalty to his friends and family. Beowulf leaves his country to travel to an unknown land to defeat a monster who could kill him. He has the loyalty to this country which he has not even stepped foot on it.
In his first great battle, he fought Grendel. The Danish king, Hrothgar built the great hall, Heorot. He was plagued for twelve years by the monster Grendel, whom was irritated by the noise of the king and his kingdom. Grendel snuck in at night, attacks and eats Hrothgar’s men. Beowulf and fourteen other soldiers sail to Heorot to defeat Grendel.
Beowulf: The Evil within the Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Modern Culture In the epic Beowulf, the eponymous hero, Beowulf, from Geat land comes to the rescue of Hrothgar, the king of Danes, whose land is being attacked by a malicious massive monster known as Grendel. The eponymous hero succeeds at defeating Grendel, killing him with his bare hands, as a show of his power. The song Demons by Imagine Dragons talks about difficult times and defeating internal evil. The narrator is putting forth a valiant effort to defend someone from suffering from the demon inside of him. The idea of the evil within all of us is demonstrated through the epic Beowulf and the song Demons by Imagine Dragons.
Grendel returns to the cavern where, with his dying breath, he tells his mother the name of the man who killed him. Then you see our second conflicts were She and Beowulf are clearly attracted to one another. Unferth gives him his own familial sword. Beowulf goes to the cavern to kill Grendel 's mother. He uses the Dragon Horn to light his way.