In this violent scene, rather than attacking him with a sword like every other Geat, he grabs onto Grendel’s arm and squeezes until the torture is unbearable. The violence is exponentially more horrific as Grendel loses his strength, his body parts, and his blood. He later bleeds to death in a slow, painful and agonizing climax. "Saw that his strength was deserting him, his claws Bound fast, Higlac’s brave follower tearing at his hands. "(Beowulf line 464-466) Beowulf’s unusual and courageous method of killing Grendel demonstrates his bravery and physical strength.
Thou he doesnt know the true outcome of his beliefs he wasnt conscious of his own or other peoples lives but instead focused on his natural wanted defeat. "Human eyes were watching his evil steps, waiting to see his swift hard claws, Grendel snatched the first Geat he came to, ripped him apart, cut his body to bits with his powerful jaws." [ Lines 414 - 424 ] The "human eyes" referring to the eyes of Beowulf who was explained tobe watching Grendel "dismantle" one of his own warriors. In which an epic hero is someone who is on a quest, risks his or her life for the glort of fame and embodies the ideals and or values of his or her cultuer in which all the listed essential of an epic hero clearly resembles Beowulf. In contrasr to Beowulf, Grendel is envious, resentful, and angry toward all human kind for the fact that he feels as thou God blesses all b ut the ogre he is, and thinks he could never be blessed.
Proceeding on the plan Odysseus and his men drive a spear through the Cyclops’s eye. “…I drove my big hand spike deep in the embers, charring it again, and cheered my men along with battle talk to keep their courage up no quitting now…straight forward they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it deep in his eye…”(9.369-378). It takes a lot of inner strength to look death in the eye and not blink, and Odysseus is able to do so and inspires to do it as well. He has to overcome all emotions that he is feeling and encourage the others that they can defeat
Jack has all the aspects of a military dictator. He wins the heart of his followers with promises of meat and “hunting every day” 73. Jack is able to become a dictator by providing the little ones with protection from the beast. The little ones respect Jack when they hear that he and his “hunters will protect (them) from the beast”(166). Jack becomes successful in gaining power because he rules by fear and with intimidation and brute force.
I know grendel is a monstrous creature because he kills without remorse throughout the entire book. …I saw myself killing them, on and on and on… ” (Gardner 81). This quote is when Grendel enters the mead hall in the night and all the Danes keep running at him trying to kill him. The next quote is right after the dragon puts his charm on Grendel who decides to test it out. “I held up the guard to taunt them, then held him still higher and leered into his face… As if casually… I bit his head off, crunched through the helmet and skull with my teeth and, sucked the blood that sprayed like a hot, thick geyser from his neck,” (Gardner 79).
The revenge he sought on the suitors must have had invoked great fear in him because there were so many suitors. Odysseus carried out the plan anyway, showed his bravery, and put aside his fears. So he had obviously that he was brave. Wisdom is another trait a hero must possess. Odysseus's wisdom has been put to the test many times.
The final part of this ultimate test was to slay Badrang. After seeing Badrang escape, Martin chased after him and engaged in combat. After a few sword strokes, Martin heroically defeated Badrang and ended his rule once and for all by slaying him. Martin the Mouse, despite only being a young warrior, shows many signs of being a hero. He has many important qualities drilled into him during his strange birth and childhood, he demonstrates his great ability in his many trails during his quest, and he completed his revenge against his former master by slaying him and destroying his castle.
Beowulf's men draw their weapons and rush to his help their comrade in combat, but their weapons do not hurt the vicious Grendel because he has put a charm on all human weapons. Last but not least, Beowulf tears Grendel's arm from his body and Grendel runs to his home in the marshes to die. Some of the literary elements I will talk about is Grendel the Monsterous Fire Breather and Grendel the Conquer. The battle between Grendel and Beowulf was horrendous. Grendel comes up from the misty hills moving quickly to Herot to feast.
He had help by means of his followers and the princess. Nothing like William Wallace, Gilgamesh fought the monster by himself. Gilgamesh fought to save his friend and became famous for that. Their challenges were successful because they meet their goals. William Wallace was wrath at the British for killing his wife.
An example of Beowulf representing this characteristics is when he battles Grendel. In the battle with Grendel, Beowulf overpowered him with just his hard hands, of great strength. In the epic it states “He twisted in pain, and the bleeding sinews deep in his shoulder snapped, muscle and bone split and broke. The battle was over...” (pg. 43).