Through these battles, Beowulf’s strength, humbleness and courageousness is revealed. These are characteristics that are crucial in defining an epic hero. However, every epic hero has a tragic flaw. Beowulf’s tragic flaw is his pride. His tragic flaw is evident throughout the novel thinking he can win them all.
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.
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).
They say a hero can be found anywhere at any time than you know he’s true, for one person who knows that the honor to fight for the king because it is what they owe to him for helping their father. The beast is no more he has been defeated by a warrior with no sense of similarities to another warrior. I couldn’t help but notice that the king needed help because he was struggling with the beast Grendel; so I decided to offer my life to help defeat him. The beast was just continuing to bother the king Hrothgar and destroying the castle, he came upon me and I just knew I had to leave my homeland to go to his. So here’s the truth behind what happened.
When Victor's creation was made he says, "'When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, the, a monster, a blot upon the earth from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?'" (105). It would not have taken much to help his creation but since he was afraid of causing problems he ended up causing a bigger
Evil Nature of Human Beings In the Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, the boys experiment with the evil nature of human beings and end up losing their humanity and sense of civilization. Each of them develops it differently, some grow stronger and realize their wrongs, and others let the evil over take them and transform themselves into beasts. Jack becomes very jealous of Ralph and his power; he wants to take it from him. Jack then creates his own tribe of boys and turns them all against Ralph, meanwhile craving the hunt for food and is power hungry. Ralph represents the goodness left on the island, while Jacks worst got the best of him.
Sadly, Opposing king Hrothgra’s goodness is the horrible swamp dwelling, demonic Monster, named Grendel who terrorizes and kills innocent Danes for simply enjoying themselves and having a good time. Beowulf, a young and mighty Geatish warrior, who also represents courage, honesty, and morality comes to the aid of the king. After gaining support of the Danes, Beowulf, without any armor, defeats Grendel, the
The savage boy’s emotions really control them and their emotions lead to many different feelings or actions, usually bad, but in Ralph’s case his emotions turn to anger when he is frustrated with the savages. In this quote Ralph is running through the woods trying to avoid being caught and killed by Jacks tribe. He then stops and sees the sows head and out of rage from his war-like predicament he smacks it onto the ground. “The skull regarded Ralph like one who knows all the answers and won’t tell. A sick fear and rage swept him.
Beowulf manages to loosen Grendels grip and he starts to fight Grendel. Beowulf has chosen to not fight with weapons because this evil creature does not use a weapon he simply kills with his own bare hands. As Beowulf and Grendel proceed to fight Grendel becomes weak, he regrets ever coming to Herot (line 447). Beowulf continues to fight Grendel, he had Grendel down and twisted his arm. As Grendel twists in pain he snaps his muscles, splits his bones and his arm rips off (line 495-499).
The monster comes into the world by a pretty terrible set of circumstances. He has the strength of a giant, yet an infant mind. He has a gentle nature, yet his physical defects hide his goodness and make everyone fear and mistreat him. He is rejected by his own creator because of his hideous looks. His feelings are the most deep and moving of any character’s in this novel, as well as the most conflicted.