All hale BEOWULF. The kingdom is being saved by the confident, strong and monster slayer Beowulf. Beowulf is known to have experience in killing monsters. This heroic figure is brushing on shore in his fancy ship to put the kingdom of Denmark on his shoulders! He WILL kill Grendel!
Immortals Movie Summary Theseus and his mother live in a village. Theseus is being mentored by an old man who is actually Zeus in disguise. Theseus was the product of his mother being raped and was considered a social outcast. Hyperion's family dies from a sickness who's prays to the Gods were never answered, so he decides to seek revenge and declares war on Olympus. He begins looking for the Epirus Bow, which he wants to use to free the titans to destroy the gods and attacks several places.
Beowulf kills Grendel’s mother in the epic poem but in the movie he makes a deal with demon leading to his downfall. In the epic poem, Beowulf returns to Geatland after he defeats Grendel’s mother where he eventually becomes king of the Geats. However, in the film they have King Hrothgar crowning Beowulf king and granting Beowulf his lovely wife, Welthow. King Hrothgar dies of old age in the epic poem but in the movie he kills himself. I believe in the movie Hrothgar knows Grendel’s mother will continue her terror upon the Danes and he does not want to be there when she does.
His tragic flaw is evident throughout the novel thinking he can win them all. Beowulf defeats the evil monster Grendel and his mother with ease. However, when it is time to battle the dragon, his pride causes him to be defeated. Beowulf is portrayed as a classic epic hero and, like many other heroes of the time, has a tragic flaw that ultimately leads to his demise. Beowulf possesses many of the traits of an archetypal epic hero; he is strong, humble, and willing to fight to death if necessary.
At first glance Grendel’s moms actions seem very monster-like, but looking back into Beowulf it is clear that this is not the case. On page 71 when a party is being held for Beowulf’s victory over Grendel, Beowulf must provide wergild for the man in which Beowulf let die in the fight. “And compensation, / a price in gold, was settled for the Geat / Grendel had cruelly killed earlier” (1052-1054). The art of wergild in Beowulf is heroic code for compensation reguarding the life of someone else. The bereaved party is awarded either a person or money and treasure in agreement that no vengeance will be taken.
Mounting Grendel’s arm in Herot, the heart of Danish society, represents society’s victory over the outsider. Grendel is seen as representing terror, horror and cowardice in the poem. At the moment of the story when Beowulf fights with Grendel, Beowulf is at his highest heroic stage. The narrator demonstrates to the readers this in various ways. First, Beowulf has come to Herot particularly to liberate Herot from the demon Grendel who has wreaked havoc on the mead hall for the last twelve years.
Not only will he be given gold when he wins the battle but ancient treasures well be in his possession. After defeating Grendel’s mother Beowulf chopped off the head of Grendel and took it back to king Hrothgar. After fifty winters, Beowulf now an old man fought the dragon alone. He did not want his men to risk their lives. That was the final battle for Beowulf and the last of him too.
Sharks are underestimated by people. Some sharks are long, short, dangerous, plant eaters, and some animal eaters. When people think of sharks most people think of their teeth. Sharks swim through the ocean eating anything they can find. They will tear apart humans and anything else that they can find.
It begins with a challenge for the hero, then an adventure for him, followed by a trip into some form of underworld, and ending with the dramatic and heroic death of the hero. Beowulf follows these guidelines perfectly. The story begins with a call for a hero to kill the pestly beast Grendel, which Beowulf responds to and executes perfectly. Then for the trip into the underworld, Beowulf swims to the bottom of the bottomless pit to face Grendel’s mother, the Troll-Wife. He kills the Troll-Wife, and is called to another problem: He must slay a dragon that seeks to kill the stealer of one of his treasures.
The feast lasted late unto the night unitll finally Grendel arrived. Beowulf fought Grendel unarmed, proving his strength to the Danes around him. Grendel struggled under Beowulf's strength just as Beowulf tore the monster's arm off. Grendel sank back into the depths of the swamp, missing an arm, as King Hrothgar and his mean cheer in victory. It was not long after Beowulf defeated Grendel, when his swamp-hag mother came from the depths of the swamp to Heorot seeking retaliation.