“Grendel’s mother, monstrous hell-bride, brooded on her wrongs” (Beowulf 89). The final evil soul that Beowulf had to conquer; but in fact died from the battle; was the dragon. The dragon symbolizes evil and the devil in many cultures. “Then an old harrower of the dark happened to find the hoard open, the burning one who hunts out barrows, the slick-skinned dragon, threatening the night sky with streamers of fire” (Beowulf 155). The dragon starts attacking the kingdom because a thief sent by his master took a gem-stubbed goblet out of the dragon’s pile of treasure.
Beowulf’s many battles are examples of how he is an epic hero. On numerous accounts, Beowulf involved himself in many challenges such battling Grendel, Grendel’s Mother, and the Dragon to prove himself as a hero. In the beginning of the reading, Beowulf faces a rude and self-absorbed being with the name of Grendel. Grendel causes much destruction and terror for the kingdom of Herot by killing many people for their display of happiness. Once hearing
Beowulf is the main hero in the poem, and he travels to the land of the Danes to help King Hrothgar get rid of the monster Grendel. After having slain Grendel, there is still a huge crisis present. Grendel’s mother comes to the Hall of Heorot to avenge the death of her kinsmen by killing Aeschere. Aeschere is one of Hrothgar’s most trusted advisors, and his loss bear’s heavy on Hrothgar’s heart. In the culture displayed in Beowulf, the bonds of friendship and kinsmanship are very important to the characters.
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.
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.
Uther risked his life knowing that Vortigern had an army of wizards against him and if Uther and his army lost the battle., Hhe knew that he would be in danger since he lead the attack and was still brave enough to do it. He would have known that if he killed Vortigern, he would become king, because Vortigern only claimed he was king. In conclusion, Uther Pendragon is indeed a hero who had a bad past. He was exiled as a child from the kingdom that he soon became king of because of his act of heroism. To answer the question, “Can an act make a person a hero, even if they’ve had a bad past?” yes, a person can become a hero from an act of heroism, even if they had a bad
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.
The mother of Grendel had revenge and also made a promise to Beowulf and at the same time Beowulf is so easily tempted by the promises that offered to him. The people of cyld worship and thank him for being their hero until he becomes a king of kingdom of cyld. As the year past he still can fight and still role the kingdom proper and sustain. When the monster attack his kingdom which his son, the dragon try to ruin his kingdom, but because of his friend that help him to fight until the end he
The shepherd discusses that no other man can have it worse than Oedipus because he accidently completed the prophecy Therefore, Oedipus was so obsessed with finding out the truth of who killed the former king of Thebes, he unfortunately exiled himself because he was Laius killer. No matter what the family decided to do, no one could have escaped the fate. Oedipus thrives to have power and show his pride in power. When Oedipus decided to blind himself he was finally able to see the whole truth and the wrongdoings he has committed before and during his thrown. CHORAGOS: This is the king who solved the famous riddle And towered up, most powerful of men.
There’s an appreciation for his tools, as they allowed Beowulf to battle just a bit longer and kill the dragon rather than going in defenseless. To charge into the lair defenseless, while knowing the dragon’s capabilities, would be more foolish than anything. Supplying himself with weapons and armor was a logical thing to do in Beowulf’s situation because it gave aid to his victory, even though his fate said otherwise. As Beowulf lay in the dragon’s lair with death approaching, he breathed his last words to his best warrior, Wiglaf: “I sold my life for this treasure, and I sold it well.” (Beowulf 806-7). Beowulf had risked his life for the reward - the defeat of the dragon, the treasures and happiness of his people, his victory - and he knew the risks before