The shaper used his imagination to believe in a higher power; on the other hand, the dragon believed in nihilism. Grendel, who could not find his purpose, searched for the higher powers. John Gardner portrayed Grendel as a person who depends on others. Grendel's ignorance created further tensions. In Grendel, the isolation that Grendel endures creates friction between mankind.
That was true until we struck a silver vein in our mine. Somehow the Dragons heard of this, and thankfully, a traveling scop saw their camp while on his way to our village. A day later, I was in line with thirty other warriors. Our shields were up, and our swords were drawn. We were silent from terror; this was the first true foe any of us had ever faced.
The two put up a very good fight against each other until Beowulf finds a sword in Grendel’s mother’s kitchen and stabbed her to death. The final climax is when the Beowulf attacks the dragon for burning down his house. The dragon tears at Beowulf’s neck with his fangs. He then starts to bleed and begins to get very weak, yet he is still able to stab the dragon in the
Clara began her newest occupation immediately, with the help of an instructor, who demonstrated the proper approach for several machines. As the weeks began to mold together, Clara 's knowledge increased as well as her ambition, her desire to learn as much as possible became unconcealable. During an examination, Mr. Samuel Parsons, noticed excessive heat orginating from a machine. To inspect the machine, he inserted his arm to lift the machine to investigate the main cause, and almost immediately his arm was enveloped in flames.17Mr. Parsons fled from the building in terrifying screams as the fire raged on, and in a matter of three hours, nothing was left behind.
He battles Polyphemus, Scylla, and Charybdis, and has his crew’s ships destroyed by Laestrygonians. Once Odysseus returns home, he faces the challenge of fighting the suitors who have overrun his home. First, he must, “lineup twelve axes with their handles in the air and fire his arrows through the rings.” This task is hard to suitors but easy for Odysseus. At this point it is clear Odysseus is significantly more powerful than the average man. After completing the task with ease, Odysseus and Telemachus battle and kill all the suitors and Odysseus’ bravery shines brightly after successfully completing multiple challenges.
Anthony followed him until it was the monster’s last seconds before collapsing, but before it went unconscious the dragon had an undone deed, to kill his slayer. Anthony was moving slowly, as he had been weakened by the disease. The monster, though dying he was, followed his victim. Due to his lack of expertise, Anthony underestimated the agility and so close it came to Anthony but it was right before it bit Anthony that it fell unconscious but alive. With meticulousness Anthony took a sample of the dragon’s blood and venom and immediately left for the nearest lab.
“I was Grendel, Ruiner of Meadhalls, Wrecker of Kings! But also, as never before, I was alone.” (Grendel, p. 80) Grendel says this depressing statement when he learns that the enchantment placed upon him by the dragon has left him unable to be harmed by the Scylding's weapons. He vainly basks in his new-found glory, but he soon has the realization that his imperviousness has now separated him even more from the place he yearns for among men. In a flash of insight, Grendel recognizes that his condition has not improved, but has instead become much more hopeless as he seeks a place in this world. "Why can't I have someone to talk to?"
An example of them fighting differently is when Beowulf kills Grendel with no armor or weapon. When Gilgamesh battles Humbaba he uses an axe to end his life. While Beowulf uses brute strength, Gilgamesh takes a more cautious approach. I do think that both men are brave for fighting such horrible monsters. When killing the monsters Beowulf and Gilgamesh have two very different reasons.
All the soldiers from his troop had fallen to the ground, some hurt, others dead. Finally, Bradles was stabbed with by an enemy's bayonet but did not feel pain. Bradles was knocked out and woke up in a hospital bed and was comforted by a friendly face. Once out of the hospital, Bradles returned to war. His general was astonished he was still alive so he resigned, and gave up his commission.
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.