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    Beowulf, the main character himself shows many qualities that defines him as an epic hero. 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

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    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

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    Throughout the different stories in this collection of books, one thing has stayed constant; the display of honor and strength. Not only did the protagonist, Beowulf, carry these characteristics but also the antagonists such as, Grendel, and Grendel’s mother. The author of “Beowulf” uses the motifs of honor and strength to support the overall theme of the story. Antagonists can present honor and strength just like protagonists, which is exactly what Grendel presented. In the the epic poem Beowulf

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    Grendel is very immature in the beginning of the story. Grendel wonders of too much, and when he is in any kind of trouble he calls for his mother. Grendel is kind of like his mother. Grendel's mother is cruel. While Grendel is growing he is an immature little kid always going his own way. While Grendel was younger, he seemed to care more about his mother, he would worry about leaving her alone. “ Poor old mama”(gardner 18), Grendel said that because he was thinking he would stay stuck between those

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    I chose Grendel's mother for my character analysis. Even though Grendel's mother is not in a lot of the text I thought she was an interesting just misunderstood character. I liked that she wanted to avenge her son it shows she is human and not just a monster. The dislike I found in her was how went she went about seeking revenge by killing people brutally. On some levels I can see myself like her protecting my loved ones and feeling pain from the death of a loved one. My mom I believe would be like

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    In this passage of Beowulf, Beowulf and Grendel’s mother are fighting in an underwater cave. This passage is significant because it contradicts the image of Beowulf as a hero and Grendel’s mother as a villain. In the first part of the passage, the author contrasts qualities about Grendel’s mother and Beowulf by calling Beowulf a “hero” and Grendel’s mother a “that swamp-thing from hell.” The word “hero” is used to describe Beowulf as an honorable character as it is someone who endangers their own

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    other hand, Grendel and Grendel’s mother are characteristized as evil and immoral based off of their actions. These characteristics are presented throughout the poem, and monsters are given grotesque, hideous appearances to further prove that they are evil. After Beowulf kills Grendel, Grendel’s mother reaction revealed how the full presentation of a character can allow readers to react differently than before and even sympathized with them. The battle with Grendel’s mother begins under the lake

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    February 2018 Two Tales of a Mother A woman, a savage, a mother, or a beast may or may not be your opinion of Grendel's mother in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. Beowulf leaves much to the reader to imagine who she is as person and so interpretation varies. However, throughout the text, the poet seems to praise Beowulf for his heroic ventures while Grendel’s mother gets no real recognition other than distasteful descriptions. As many might perceive Grendel’s mother as monstrous and their worst

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    Analyse the ways in Grendel’s Mother in Beowulf has been adapted in Robert Zemeckis’ film adaptation Beowulf was created in the oral-formulaic tradition and was developed in this style over a period of time with roots in folk-tales and traditional stories until it was eventually written down. The written poem is considered to be the longest and greatest surviving piece of Anglo-Saxon poetry available and many adaptations have been created from this original source. In 2007, Robert Zemeckis adapted

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    female characters. Queen Wealtheow and Grendel’s Mother have detailed descriptions based on their contrasting physical appearances, allowing the author to subject them to reduction to body. Both characters, while vastly different in actions and motivators, are strong, passionate women who attempt to protect their progeny at all cost. However, both fall victim to instrumentality as the author assigns honor to Queen Wealtheow’s actions, and forces Grendel’s Mother into a base and despicable role. Queen

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    Grendel’s Mother in the poem seems like just the typical protective mom that is always there for her child. In the poem, she goes into battle with Beowulf, and fights to defend her boy’s name. Like the poem, in the movie, after Grendel is defeated by Beowulf and Grendel’s Mother finds out, she craves that vengeance of her only son. But unlike the poem, when Beowulf looks to go into battle

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    that is side by side with Heaney’s translation, the original scribe describes Grendel’s mother as a “he” rather than using a feminine pronoun. Both Seamus Heaney’s translation and Robert Zemeckis’s depiction display versions of Grendel’s mother derived from the Old English version. Although they are based off of the same character these two depictions seem like polar opposites. Robert Zemeckis’s depiction of Grendel’s mother is much more sexualized than

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    In the book Beowulf translated by Burton Raffel, there are three main points that are important to the plot. The first main point is when Beowulf kills Grendel. The second main point in the story is when Beowulf kills Grendel’s mother. The last main point in the story is the death of Beowulf. The first major point in Beowulf is when Beowulf kills Grendel. After hearing about the many Danes that Grendel had killed, Beowulf and a group of warriors decide to sail and help the Danish people: “In his

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    movie detract from my understanding of the poem. Throughout the poem, Hrothgar and Grendel’s mother are pictured differently than from how they are shown in the movie. In the poem I pictured Hrothgar as someone who, when Grendel was tormenting his people, felt “joyless in Herot … mourning the fate of his lost friends and companions.”(Beowulf 44) but instead he was shown as a heartless, inebriated king. Grendel’s mother was described as a she-wolf, a monster, (Beowulf 449) however in the movie she is

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    living; Grendel’s mother comes back for revenge. In the text Beowulf kills her, but in the movie it is very different; Beowulf and Grendel’s mother create something very evil and stronger than Grendel. The city starts to feel safe again not knowing another demon is among them. Beowulf the poem and movie had several differences, Beowulf and the characters actions, attitudes, and some events changed. In the text, Beowulf fights Grendel by himself, but in the movie he has a little help.

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    movie Beowulf was different, such as Beowulf had no relation with Grendel’s mother, the battle with the dragon, therefore the movie and the story was different. Therefore, in the movie and in the textbook the battle with Grendel is different

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    and confusing. Hildeburh, a Dane, mother and the widow of Frisians, is confused as to which side to be loyal to after losing brother, son, and husband in war. Later, Hildeburh is carried back to Denmark because she is unable to make a decision, but has to return to her home. The Finnsburg episode is one of the many stories within Beowulf that illustrates the complexity of revenge and blood justice. After Beowulf kills Grendel, the poem reads, “Grendel’s mother, monstrous hell-bride, brooded on her

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    case of Grendel, the “grim demon” who attacks Heorot, is a descendant of Cain, who had been banished by God and an outcast from humanity, therefore, a mixture between human and monster. Grendel’s character depicts the opposite of Beowulf, a warrior. By fighting, and ultimately defeating both Grendel and his mother, Beowulf proves himself to be courageous and thus promoted to lord and king and uniting the Danes and the Geats. In this encounter, the monsters help Beowulf proceed higher in command, while

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    of men to help him but the only person who stays is Wiglaf. Beowulf didn’t kill the dragon but he hurt the dragon pretty bad. In the movie the dragon, which is Beowulf’s son, get angry when a slave finds the dragon cup that Beowulf had given Grendel’s mother. In the movie Beowulf and Wiglaf go to face the dragon alone; when they get to the cave Beowulf enters alone the dragon chases them back and there is a bunch of men shooting at it. Beowulf eventually kills the dragon because he found a spot on

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    Throughout the poem Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney, the main protagonist, Beowulf, embodies the heroism, courage, and cleverness of a great epic hero in his battling against Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon. Similar to profound figures like Odysseus, Hercules, and Aeneas, Beowulf demonstrates characteristics of bravery and virtue during his adventures in liberating Heorot from Grendel and slaying the dragon to protect Geatland. By examining Beowulf’s valor, nobility, and ultimate sacrifice

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