Essays Tagged: "Dane"

Beowolf - a literary super hero

f was powerful, he hung Grendel's arm, claw, and shoulders from the rafters of the meeting hall."No Dane doubted The victory, for the proof, hanging high From the rafters where Beowulf had hung it, wa ...

(2 pages) 87 0 4.3 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

This is an analytical essay on Beowulf and the role of evil versus good. It talks about how evil is needed to define the good guy.

fined. The evil enemy has essentialcharacteristics which lead to Beowulf as a hero. Not only do the Dane, Geat and readers see himas a hero, but most crucially he see's himself as a hero. I will argue ... the utter most, completing heroic feats withbravery, strength and courage.Beowulf wants to help the Danes and also prove to himself, that like his father Ecgtheow,he too can defeat the enemy," I meant ...

(5 pages) 121 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf

ured not only by wealth, but it was also by honor, fame, and accomplishments. Hrothgar, king of the Danes, is one example of the Anglo-Saxon measurement of importance in Beowulf. In Canto 1 the story ... his wealth and importance, not as mounds of gold or jewels, but instead as his ability to lead "the Danes to such glory." and as his tendency to leave "In battle, the common pasture untouched, and tak ...

(4 pages) 112 1 4.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf - Its roots in Christianity and Paganism.

cations. Beowulf is depicted as a superhero. Not only does Beowulf take it upon himself to save the Danes from Grendel, for his battle with Grendel he decides to "forgo the sword"; he relies on his in ... s a Christ-like behavior in his good-heartedness and charity. Beowulf understands the plight of the Danes that are being oppressed by the evil monster Grendel just as Christ knew of the oppression of ...

(5 pages) 146 0 4.2 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Beowul Part One" He saves a neighboring people from a monster, Grendel, eventually becomes the king of his own people, and dies defending them from a dragon.

Early History of the DanesListen:You have heard of the Danish Kingsin the old days and howthey were great warriors.Shield ... y a rich people,given to the sea.The wisest alive can't tellwhere a death ship goes.Grain ruled the Danesa long time after his father's death,and to him was bornthe great Healfdene, fierce in battle,w ... ar, Halga the Good,and a daughter who marriedOnela, King of the Swedes.Hrothgar Becomes King of the DanesAfter Hrothgar became kinghe won many battles:his friends and familywillingly obeyed him;his ch ...

(13 pages) 52 2 2.9 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

"Beowul Part Two" He saves a neighboring people from a monster, Grendel, eventually becomes the king of his own people, and dies defending them from a dragon.

rave in spirit thoughhe had not been kind tohis kin at the sword's play.Spoke then the queen of the Danes:"Receive this cup,my dear lord,giver of treasure.Be in joy,gold friend of men,and speak to the ... n you must goto learn fate's decree.I know my nephew Hrothulfwill keep his honorif you, king of the Danes,leave this world earlier that he.I know Hruthulf will rememberwhat we two wishand the kindness ...

(20 pages) 85 1 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Beowulf

f the ocean. Beowulf is also strong enough to kill the monster Grendel, whohas been terrorizing the Danes for twelve years, with his bare hands by ripping off his arm. When Beowulf is fighting Grendel ... e before his own. Beowulf's uncle is king of the Geats so he is sent as an emissary to help rid the Danes of the evil Grendel. Beowulf risks his own life for the Danes, asking help from no one. He rea ...

(2 pages) 72 5 1.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Beowulf novel

key part of a romance.Beowulf's battle is to kill the monster Grendel who has been terrorizing the Danes for quite a while. Beowulf comes to battle him because his father owes Hrothgar a favor and it ... attle with Grendel opens it up and that is the one that I wrote about. Beowulf's departure from the Danes is tough because the king has basically become a father figure to him, this makes the departur ...

(3 pages) 28 1 1.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf: A hero that grew with fame and died with honor

owulf is an epic hero who reflects the values and heroic ideals of the Geats and the society of the Danes.After fifty years of having a battle with Grendel, Beowulf has another challenge, a giant and ... trength to kill a monster with his bare hands. In the past years this hero was loyal to the king of Danes, Hrogthgar, by following the foot steps of his father by defending the kingdom of the Danes. T ...

(3 pages) 23 0 1.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Beowulf" - Heroes Then and Now

ck in order to protect their country. Beowulf was a warrior who was a hero to the country where the Danes lived. Beowulf was able to protect and serve the Danes by killing Grendel. Grendel was an evil ...

(2 pages) 53 0 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Beowulf" by Raffel, Burton: "Good is Superior to Evil"

the end, we come to realize that good is always virtuous of evil.Upon hearing the misfortune of the Danes, Beowulf, a man with a history of bravery, comes for the rescue of the Danes from the hands of ... urton Raffel, lines 101-108). Beowulf shows no fear for Grendel; therefore, giving Hrothgar and the Danes hope that their misery will end. Beowulf assures the Danes that he will win the battle with Gr ...

(6 pages) 51 2 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Anglo-Saxon Values in Beowulf

d.Hrothgar demonstrates the Anglo-Saxon value of love of glory in the poem. When Hrothgar leads the Danes to glory, he decides to build a hall that would hold his mighty band. And in that hall he woul ...

(1 pages) 17 0 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf

hero, magic, gods, and a villain. The hero of Beowulf was Beowulf. Beowulf came to the Land of the Danes to help Hrothgar get rid of the evil in the land by killing Grendel and his mother. The movie ... d had bad eyesight. In the book Beowulf came from the land of the Geats. He came to the Land of the Danes on a ship. He takes advice from the coastguard and leaves his sword behind. The coast guard to ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf: Critical Views On Christianity

0, most all of England was appeared to be Christian. Beowulf is shown as a great hero who saved the Danes with his superhuman powers given from God. Beowulf is a blend of Christian traditions, with vi ... wulf is portrayed as a very loyal character in this poem. He shows his complete loyalty towards the Danes, and his willingness to fight for what his beliefs are. He fights to protect the Danes from Gr ...

(5 pages) 25 0 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf

e great hero named Beowulf, that takes place on the European mainland. With two related tribes, the Danes that are now known as Denmark and the Geats, now known as Sweden. Beowulf is a great and coura ... ats, now known as Sweden. Beowulf is a great and courageous warrior who crosses the sea to help the Danes, then goes back to Sweden to help his Uncle Hygelac succeed as king of the Geats. We will neve ...

(4 pages) 1010 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf

gle between the two. The first time the reader encounters the great hero Beowulf is when the Danes ask him for his help with a great and powerful monster, Grendel. With fierce claws, this demon ... rendel. With fierce claws, this demon eats men whole, and casts spells. One of which is cast on the Danes so their swords won't do any harm towards him. Beowulf meets Grendel and fights him hand to ha ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf 6

s basically the same but it changes a little.In the beginning of the book, Beowulf goes to help the Danes out by killing Grendel. Grendel is a ferocious monster that has been killing the Danes in the ... e mead hall at night, and he begins killing everyone in there. News of how Grendel is murdering the Danes starts to spread all over. When Beowulf hears about Grendel, he feels that it is his obligatio ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf

s basically the same but it changes a little.In the beginning of the book, Beowulf goes to help the Danes out by killing Grendel. Grendel is a ferocious monster that has been killing the Danes in the ... e mead hall at night, and he begins killing everyone in there. News of how Grendel is murdering the Danes starts to spread all over. When Beowulf hears about Grendel, he feels that it is his obligatio ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf 6

nt in the characters. Beowulf is depicted as a superhero. Beowulf takes it upon himself to save the Danes from Grendel. In his battle with Grendel, Beowulf chooses not to use weapons; he relies on his ... is also seen as a super powerful adversary of the hero of the story. Beowulf's great deeds for the Danes, do not go unrewarded. The King would always reward his warriors because he believed that gene ...

(3 pages) 478 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf : Outstanding King Beowulf

thgar, Beowulf shows audacity when helping Hrothgar in his hour of need. Hrothgar descends from the Danes while both Hygelac and Beowulf are from the line of the Geats. When Beowulf hears of the horro ... ts. When Beowulf hears of the horrors of Heorot, he does not hesitate to leave Geatland and rid the Danes of the alleged terror that haunts it. He willingly risks his own life for another race of peop ...

(4 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature