Perhaps, because she saved one life, the rest would have to fall. Her actions led to terrible suffering for Creon and his family; almost like a curse. Haemon, her fiancé, was so in love with her that he actually fought with his father, the King, for her rights. When he could not do anything about Antigone being buried alive, he stabbed himself out of grief for his love with Antigone and anger towards his father. Because of the son’s death, Creon’s wife, too, killed herself out of grief.
It was the best of all weapons so massive that no ordinary man can lift it. Beowulf was angry and desperate; he lifted the sword and struck with his entire strength Grendel’s mother. Cutting her head off, all that laid was her body with no head and no life. The last to his unordinary strength was when he had courage to fight the fire breathing dragon. He was an old man, he needed his armor and sword as the serpent looped and unleashed itself for Beowulf hold his ground.
Then that night Beowulf was awake, eager to meet with Grendel. Grendel comes in Herot and attacks people again, and fights with Beowulf. Beowulf rips Grendel’s arm off, and Grendel dies afterwards while talking with his mom. Next, the young hero resolved to kill Grendel’s mom. Unferth gives Hrothgar’s famous old sword, Hrunting to Beowulf in the text and in the movie.
Although he did kill a few people in the story, he never really wanted to. When he defeated Bonzo and Stilson, he did it so that he would not just win that fight, he’d win all of the fights that they would ever have. He never meant to kill anyone. When he found out that he killed all the buggers he started crying. The IF lied to him and told him that it was just a game when it was not.
The women refer to her as ‘Mrs. Bitch’ and Helen fantasises about killing her ‘One of these days I will murder her slowly and reverently and very painfully’. Helen is from an upper middle class family and it is not in her nature or up bringing to even think this way. This shows the reader form the onset how the war changes people. The book begins in an unconventional way, there is no time for the pleasantries of introducing each character and the reader is immediately thrust into the story.
She deliberately raises Estella to be the tool of her revenge, training her beautiful ward to break men’s hearts. 1. Brief outline of ‘Macbeth’ The three witches tell Macbeth he will become thain of Cawdor and Glamis... and the king He then becomes the thain.. Then he tells his wife in a letter he wrote to her and she decides they need to kill the king Macbeth kills the king but his wife has to return the daggers to the guards because Macbeth didn’t, then
I quickly turned to Perseus and asked him to get his fire sword. With deep regret, Perseus murmured back to me that he forgot to grab it before leaving the house. I turned my head back to Theseus with deep regret. We began lunging at each other with our weapons. Theseus trying to avoid any contact with the Supreme shovel because he knew very well that the shovel could disintegrate anything with ease.
Essay on Beowulf: Grendel’s mom: Hero or Monster. A hero, in the book Beowulf is described as someone that, “[bares] himself [or herself] with valour; / and... [takes] no advantage...(watches and controls) their god-sent strength and... natural powers” (2176-2184). When Grendel’s mother attacks Heorot after Beowulf defeated her son by ripping his arm out of his socket, she sneaks in and steals a very important person. “She pounced and [had] taken one of the retainers in a tight hold, / then headed for the fen” (1294-1295). 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.
Lady Macbeth is not satisfied with power, as soon as there is an additional opportunity for abundant power Lady Macbeth is committed to getting that power by any means necessary, moral or immoral. She desires for her husband to gutlessly murder King Duncan and expects him to be mentally stable after the murder. However, she is the one who is driven to complete insanity because of all the killing that Macbeth is doing and all the bloodshed that the pair has caused. This is essentially Lady Macbeths fault as she bestowed her corrupt morals onto Macbeth. She shaped the mindset that it was necessary to murder someone who trusts you for more power and accordingly she changed Macbeth’s way of thinking.
It was not long after Beowulf defeated Grendel, when his swamp-hag mother came from the depths of the swamp to Heorot seeking retaliation. In revenge, Grendel's mother killed one of King Hrothgar's main advisors, Aeschere. Beowulf then followed her back to her underwater lair to battle. Beowulf ended up killing Grendel's mother with a giant's forge sword. The Danish country side no longer has to worry about their most treacherous swamp monsters.