They battle furiously, throwing each other to the ground. Victorious he moves as if to start backed to the surface of the lake. In this time period I think of Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars as being a modern day character similar to that of Grendel. The novel, Beowulf, depicts Grendel in this way because it is written in the point of view of the Geats and the Danes and does not express Grendels own feelings toward the people. There are a few possible reasons. The dragon bites Beowulf in the neck, and its fiery venom kills him moments after their encounter.
But another threat is approaching. In Beowulf however, it is the exact opposite. The head is so large that they need four strong men to carry it. This hatred towards Grendel is what motivates them to fight and attempt to kill him. These enemies are different in many ways, but they also share some startling similarities.
Hrethel loses a son, but can't behave in the way that society says he must by avenging the son's death because he would then be killing his other son. It's about the conflict between a courageous, mighty, loyal warrior and the demons and dragons of hell itself. Many years later, the severed and mummified head is inside a cave where the boy Grendel has become as large and powerful as his father, and plans. He has done what he boasted he would, he has freed the Danes from fear. At this point, the poem gets interesting.
This tale of a heroic warrior, Beowulf, defeating his opponent, Grendel, is certainly different from current works of fiction. Therefore, they knew each other and probably loved each other more than their own blood relatives. Great warriors need some to have some specific characteristics to reach their fame because we have seem in some heroes that they have gods strong, a unique way to be and goals to achieve. The great grabbing arm of Grendel, from the shoulder to the claws, he hangs above the doorway of Heorot as a sign to all who see it. Grendel next reaches for Beowulf but Beowulf grabs Grendel's arm with a grip stronger than any Grendel has felt before. Comparing the character of Achilles and Beowulf who were two of the best warrior of the history we could know if there are… 935 Words 4 Pages The story of Beowulf is a heroic epic chronicling the illustrious deeds of the great Geatish warrior Beowulf, who voyages across the seas to rid the Danes of an evil monster, Grendel, who has been wreaking havoc and terrorizing the kingdom.
He was spawned in that slime, conceived by a pair of… 1630 Words 7 Pages of Beowulf, one of the oldest written Germanic epics, is a leader of the Geats and a hero unlike all others before him. Only those brave and courageous men would have their adventures chronicled by the oral historians, or the scops. He contrasts Beowulf with a bad king, Heremod, who was bloodthirsty and stingy. His soldiers are sure they will not see their country again. The Danes are later attacked by , the Sea Hag; and Beowulf slays her with a from among her treasure, and then notices that the battle was being observed by child of Grendel and Selma. In the epic poem, Beowulf the authors portrays… 1363 Words 6 Pages When one first encounters the epic poem Beowulf, they are usually taken aback by the differences between the text of the Anglo Saxons at that time and our present culture. He chooses not to raise an army to fight the dragon, believing that he is equal to the task since he has overcome so many dangers in his life, including defeating Grendel.
It alternates between sounding stagy and anachronistically hip — with more overuse of the F-word than any two movies. Different critics of the poem offer varying analyses and understandings of Grendel and his motives. Grendel is depicted by the narrator of the poem as a man-eating demon who has been attacking the hall of Heorot and killing and eating anyone who crosses his path inside. Grendel's initiative in Grendel is mainly self defense… 1150 Words 5 Pages Compare and contrast Achilles vs Beowulf The way of the warriors Achilles and Beowulf were two characters that had an amazing power that made his name lives for hundreds of years. Grendel begins to shriek in pain and fear; the sound terrifies all who hear it. As he enters, his eyes fall upon the warriors sleeping.
They used the natural resources and disturbed Grendel, and so Grendel got mad lines 86-90. Yet, at the sight of the bubbling lake of blood, they fear that the worst has happened and head back to the hall. The viewpoint shifts to Beowulf, who simply watches. Next the monster reaches for Beowulf, who is ready for him. Eventually Beowulf will come to fight a dragon, with only one thane by his side.
The passage in which Grendel comes out of the swamp and approaches the hall is full of menace, and it contrasts the light and the dark. When Beowulf cuts off Grendel's head, the water heaves and surges, and they can see blood. However, Grendel also appears at other points in the poem to be simply a murderous monster motivated only by jealousy, rage and greed. The fight between Beowulf and Grendel when Grendel loses his arm B. Grendel is portrayed the same in both stories when it comes to his actions and his nature.
He proudly hangs the arm high on the wall of Heorot as proof of his victory. During the battle, there is a great seesawing of viewpoint, from terrified Grendel to determined Beowulf to waiting warriors. In the poem, Grendel is seen as an evil monster that kills and eats the Hrothgar warriors and cannot be penetrated by weapons, rather than just human, or troll, like the movie. The battle that began in darkness is completed in the dawning of day. His men rejoice at his safe return. At heart Anakin is a good person but after he speaks with Darth Sidius he becomes nihilistic and begins killing other jedis, children and even his own friends. After Heardred was killed in a feud with the Swedes, Beowulf took the throne and exacted revenge on the Swedes.