I watched as Grendel’s mother seeked revenge on the great Beowulf. She was biting holes in his helmet, wrestling him, and clawing him. Grendel’s mom seemed to be winning. Beowulf was the greatest warrior, and yet he was stumbling around and was very weary. She pinned him down and pulled out a dagger and tried to stab him but his armor was too thick.
Soon Martin and Tavington were able to face off, one on one. As Tavington gained the upper hand in their vicious fight, he muttered, "Kill me before the war is over, will you? It appears you are not the better man." As he swang his sword ready to kill Benjamin, Martin stabbed him with a bayonet-fitted musket and replied, "You are right... my sons were better men." So he impaled Tavington in the throat, killing him.
He took one swipe with his iron sword, penetrating my skin and drawing blood. I leaped with pain and spouted murderous flames, spreading them everywhere. There was little fight left in him. He knew his life was coming to an end, yet foolishly resisted. He could not give up.
Odysseus then reveals himself. One of the other leading suitors, Eurymachos, begs for mercy but Odysseus tells the suitors to fight or to try escape. Odysseus had previously ordered two of his faithful servants, Eumaius and Philoetius to close/block all exits. Eurymachos is the next to die. As he leads a charge against Odysseus he is fatally hit with a spear to the heart.
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.
This truly exemplary feat is pictured to us when the book says, “[Beowulf] stopped those claws/ In his fists till they cracked, clutched Grendel/ Closer.”(50) In addition Beowulf also swims for hours to find, battle, and kill his enemy that was Grendel’s mother. Here, the hero had to lift a Giant-made-sword off the wall to kill the beast. Any lesser man would surely have been defeated and never seen again. Swinging the sword, Beowulf beheaded both Grendel and his mother, ending them forever. Finally, Beowulf even manages to find courage greater than other men when he faces down a full-blown dragon in his old age in order to save his kingdom.
From the moment he holds a grip of Grendel’s arm, the monster was terrified. Grendel was trying to swing Beowulf off his arm, hitting himself against the wall’s Herot. Beowulf kept making his grip stronger, to not let him escape. As Grendel twisted from pain, his shoulder snapped, muscle and bone splinted. Grendel ran as the second he was free, but that was the end of him bleeding to his death.
The monsters soon slipped though the door and silently killed thirty men and ran with there bodies while the was dripping. When the sun rose, they saw how well the demons worked and broke into tears. A Prince was upset about the lost of his friends and companions knowing that same demon broke the followers apart. Grendel was so powerful when he fought he won against many.
In fact, some of the monsters in the story knew he was an epic hero, such as Circe in Book 10 (Line 56) “ ‘ What champion, of what country, can you be?’”, Odysseus finally justify himself to Poseidon, who finally let him return to home. As soon as he got home, he needed to conquer one last challenge. In order to see his wife, Penelope again, he had to kill the army of suitors that were waiting at his front door for Penelope’s hand in marriage. He killed each and every single one of the men. For this reason, Odysseus have had proven himself to be an epic
After Macbeth knows the fact that he should be aware of Mcduff, he sends orders immediately to commence a full murder of Mcduff’s family. From this point on, Macbeth is a man who is no longer capable of thinking rationally and consciously, his mind is stuffed with fear and delirium. Furthermore, Fear is like a progressing cancer which deteriorates slowly and eventually comes to an end. After the death of queen and on the news of the advance of Birnam wood, Macbeth’s fear advances to despair which is the final stage of fear and manifest itself primarily as fury. He advances to defend his castle with his thought full of the witches’ promises.