Beowulf approaches each of these three battles in a different way and with a different strategy in mind. He embodied courage, strength, and loyalty; which proved to be of great aid in his battles and quest for justice. In Beowulf’s first battle against an enemy, Grendel, a monster threatening the Dane’s at night. Grendel appears threatening, but Beowulf is not swayed. That night, he watches as his enemy kills one of his men, and as Grendel reaches for Beowulf, Beowulf rips off his arm.
When the monster is even more evil, we witness him attacking the meadhall and killing one of the geats while they were sleeping. In addition to that, he thinks more about how isolated he is from everyone else when he enters this evil stage. At this point he doesn't care anymore. After hearing the Dragon's advice, he feels as if everyone will die, and everything will turn into dust and we will all be forgotten over the years. Therefore go after what makes you happy in life and sit on
In the beginning of the novel, he kills only for need, not for want however, when confronted by the Dragon's lecture about how Grendel should alone decide his own fate, he decides to become the sick monster he really is and makes daily raids to the meadhall at which Hrothgar rules at. When Grendel finally realizes that he is "invulnerable," he finds out that the
Everything is fine at home until a dragon starts to terrorize the Geats' land. Beowulf commands his troops to stay back as he faces the dragon alone. Like A Knights Tale, Beowulf has many well thought out examples of a Hero's Journey. Though neither story is perfect, they both have most parts of the journey; In A Knights Tale, William risks his life to feed himself and his friends while also trying to raise the money to go home to England. In Beowulf, Beowulf defends the people who are in danger from these blood curling creatures that threaten the land, even if it means risking his life alone.
Two of them having inner demon/the devil inside of them and the other, a huge dragon. After an easy victory over Grendel and challenging fight with Grendel's mother, Beowulf meets his match with the dragon. He is fatally wounded after the dragon bit him in the neck. Beowulf is not married nor does he have a special emotional bond with anyone on his journey. Beowulf claims the throne of the Geats after his fattier passes.
For the entirety of the story after this event, Odysseus fights his hubris and learns to keep his identity secret to everyone except people he completely trusts. 2. Laestrygonians (pages 168-169) Odysseus and his crew had a very harsh experience with the Laestrygonians. The Laestrygonians are man eating monsters who attack and kill Odysseus’s company. Fitzgerald describes the massacre as follows, “They gathered on the sky line to shoot great boulders down from slings; and hell’s own crashing rose, and crying from the ships, as planks and men were smashed to bits—poor gobbets the wildmen speared like fish and bore away.”(Fitzgerald 168-169).
World Literature Do Not Go Setting Me Back Life is filled with hardship and obstacles. To have the life anyone would want that person most overcome all their hardships and obstacles. In The Odyssey, Odysseus and his crewmates encounter many hardships and obstacles. Each of these set them back on their journey home. They encounter obstacles like Polyphemos, a giant Cyclops that likes to eat humans for breakfast, Kirke, a magical sorceress that turns his men into swine and holds him captive for a year, then there is Zeus, god of the sky and he threw a lightning bolt at Odysseus and caused him to wash ashore an island for 7 years.
The dragon shows Grendel how he scares humans by making him feel afraid himself -- for the first time Grendel relates to the humans in a very personal way and that fills him with hatred. The dragon makes Grendel question why he ever contemplated not harming humans. Slowly and inexorably, the dragon’s words change the way Grendel thinks and acts -- instead of eating the occasional human, now Grendel is moved to go on a rampage. Finally, the dragon puts a charm on Grendel that causes him to lose any fear of humans that he may have had. Now that he can no longer be harmed by humans, his darkest side is free to be expressed, fueled by the hatred that the dragon carefully nurtured in Grendel.
He pens, “Sargas cleared his throat, then leaned over and spit a stream of hellish, black phlegm onto Jose’s head. It covered his forehead, poured down his face and into his mouth… (III, Series 4: The Storm Rolls In, 2012).” Ramirez again teases the ocular senses of the reader with his description of the apprentice demon eating Lily. In the words of Ramirez, “…Lily saw the monster lunge at her and then felt a heavy weight crush her body. He had devoured all of her except her head when he heard a roar. The apprentice demon quickly swallowed it whole, sucking in the strands of her hair like they were spaghetti” (III, 2nd Series: Swift To Sin, Swift To Shed Blood, 2012).
"I have heard moreover that the monster scorns in his reckless way to use weapons; therefore, to heighten Hygelac's fame and gladden his heart, I hereby renounce sword and the shelter of the broad shield, the heavy war-board: hand-to-hand is how it will be, a life-and-death fight with the fiend” (433-440). Beowulf is willing to risk his life by fighting without weapons to show his determination to defeat Grendel. When Beowulf announces that he will be encountering grendel unarmed this allows for Beowulf to not only gain honor for himself, but Hygelac. This proves whether or not Beowulf does acquire the strength that a true hero attains by fighting against evil hand-to-hand. However, some may argue that Beowulf displays arrogance; This arrogance is aspect of