Beowulf 13


In Beowulf, Beowulf, the great warrior, encounters three supernatural creatures that reveal the true dark side of human kind. Beowulf encounters these creatures with the driving force of greed and heroism. All of the monsters go through some events that cause them to change their behavior. Beowulf trying to fix all of those problems falls in the same "dark side" that the monsters did. The motivation of there battles reveals the dark side of man - jealousy, revenge, and greed.
At the beginning of the book, Grendel attacks Herot because of jealousy. He is woken by the songs that Herot sings when the town is completed. He then becomes jealous because of the idea that everyone has ...

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have. That is why Grendel kills the people of Herot for twelve years. Eventually, the news that Grendel is attacking Herot reaches King Hygleac in Geatland. Beowulf tells King Hygleac that he will sail to Hrothgar's kingdom to offer help. Beowulf is received by Herot's coastal guard who then takes him with King Hrothagar. As soon as he gets to the Danish shore, Hrothgar's coastal guard awaits them. Beowulf tells the guard who he is and states his reason for coming. The guard takes the Geats to Herot. Arriving at Herot, King Hrothgar asks Beowulf why he is there and Beowulf answers him that he is there to help him. Hrothgar asks him why he thinks he can do this job. Beowulf tells Hrothgar that he has had experience in combat against water-monsters.
…They have seen my strength for themselves,
Have watched me rise from the darkness of war,
Dripping with my enemies' blood. I drove
Five great giants into chains, chased
All of that race from the earth… (416 - ...

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and was planning revenge on the Danes as they celebrating and relaxing. "But a monster still lived, and meant revenge. / She'd brooded on her loss, misery had brewed / In her heart, that female horror…"(1257 - 1259). She wanted only to bring the Danes sorrow. Although she was a monster, she still was a mother. Revenge is considered something bad, but when someone kills your own son nobody thinks about what is right from wrong. "And her greed, drove her from her den on the dangerous / Pathway of revenge…" (1277 - 1278). She hated the Danes so much that she would fight with all her strength just for the murder of her child. "…No female, no matter / How fierce, ...

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