Essays Tagged: "Dragon"

Beowulf

ed evil although she merely wanted to revenge her son. The last evil character in the story was the Dragon. He killed the Geats and burned their homes with his breath of fire. Monster and evil certain ...

(2 pages) 51 0 4.2 Jul/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Personal opinion of The Hobbit by Tolkien

ug awakes, he goes into a fierce fiery andgoes to find the thief and the dwarves narrowly escapethe dragon by slipping into the tunnel. Finally Bilbo putson his ring and goes down to confront the drag ... me composed ofenigmatic references to Bilbo's own identity andadventures. Bilbo finds a flaw on the dragons breast.Bilbo barely escapes back into the tunnel and up into the open air, where he tells th ...

(3 pages) 41 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Opposing Character elements in "Beowulf"

nesof the monster Grendel, a descendent of Cain, and of his exploits fightingGrendel's mother and a Dragon. Throughout the epic, the Anglo-Saxonstory teller uses many elements to build a certain depth ...

(4 pages) 75 0 4.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The hobbit" by J.R.R Tolkien

dwarves, with Gandalf's help, plan to travel to the Lonely Mountain to recover the treasure that a dragon named Smaug stole from their people long ago. Gandalf has selected Bilbo to be their burglar. ... just as Gandalf foretold.Bilbo and the dwarves finally reach Lonely Mountain, the home of Smaug the dragon. The dwarves send Bilbo down a secret passage to the dragon's lair. Bilbo has more confidence ...

(3 pages) 108 1 3.2 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A short introduction to the Philosopy called Death.

east. The traveller has no lifesaving option. If he falls to the bottom of the waterless well, the "dragon of death" will devour him. If he climbs out of the waterless well, the wild beast will tear h ... to the twig of a wild bush, growing on the side of the well, he temporarily saves himself from the "dragon." But then he faces the mice, one white (representing the day), and the other black (represen ...

(6 pages) 92 1 4.5 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The theme of the epic poem Beowulf

s Danish thanes, Beowulf comes to the rescue and kills Grendel and his mother. Also Beowulf kills a dragon and gets killed by the dragon. The most important theme of the great epic poem Beowulf is 'de ... oes back to the Geats.Years pass, and one of the Geats steals an ornamented cup from the hoard of a dragon who has peacefully but zealously, protected his vast treasure for three hundred years. The dr ...

(3 pages) 88 0 3.0 Oct/2002

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

'The Landlady' by Roald Dahl

e to Billy so he was unsure of the area. Billy was guided by a porter who recommended the 'Bell and Dragon' because it was close by, but Billy never went. Although the landlady offered cheap prices an ... p of suspense, because they now know that Bath is recognised as an abandoned city.The pub 'Bell and Dragon' was recommended by a porter because it was close by, but Billy never went. Instead he glance ...

(7 pages) 27597 1 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

response essay about identity to the novel Catfish and Mandala

g gloriously in the sky. Everyone is clapping enthusiastically. Fireworks are being shot off like a dragon and transform to a vivid crown. All of a sudden, I hear my name in a familiar husky voice, "A ... huge turning point for me to be living in an American family. Sometimes people ask, "How do you say dragon ball in Japanese?", "Do you eat spring roll all the time?"; "Can u teach me how to speak Kore ...

(6 pages) 151 2 4.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of John Gardner's Grendel as being an illustration of the shattered innocent/fallen from grace archetype, as well an accurate depiction of human nature

ocesses. The Shaper, as well as many of the "human" characters represent the belief in God, and the dragon represents the idea of atheism. In the beginning, Grendel believes in the power of the Shaper ... something new. Something which changed his views and offered him a new way of thinking. He met the dragon. The dragon spoke to him of predestination. He spoke of the absence of God and of the simple ...

(3 pages) 57 0 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

John Gardner's novel "Grendel" which parallels the epic poem Beowulf.

ame" (Henry Beecher). In John Gardner's novel Grendel, a modern twist on the epic poem Beowulf, the Dragon epitomizes this definition of cynicism. Mr. Dragon harbors scorn towards his "inferiors" and ... n harbors scorn towards his "inferiors" and therefore uses mockery and sarcasm to ridicule them.Mr. Dragon shows contempt and disdain towards creatures he finds despicable and trivial. This scornful a ...

(3 pages) 43 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Spartacus.

A prodigious dragon, a loathsome three-foot king and a talking donkey that surpasses the tolerable level that one ... e and placing power into the hands of slaves. Although Spartacus did not have to conquer prodigious dragons or a loathsome three-foot king, his ability to eradicate the bonds of calamitous oppression ... he power of the Roman Empire and was ultimately defeated.Shrek eventually befriended the prodigious dragon, humiliated the loathsome three-foot king, and grew an acceptance of the talking donkey, at t ...

(4 pages) 39 0 1.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

This paper describes how the small stories incorporated within Beowulf act as a sort of foretelling to what may happen later on in the poem.

figures. These digressions help the reader toprepare for what may come. The tale of Sigemund and thedragon greatly reflects Beowulf's character and also givesa preview to Beowulf's fate.The tales that ... edible physical ability, distinguished for slaying agreat serpent. Sigemund is instructed to slay a dragon whois guarding a vast treasure. Sigemund digs a hole to hidein and waits until the dragon app ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This essay compares and contrasts the different battles in Beowulf.

olved Beowulf and Grendel's mother and the third and final battle involved Beowulf, Wiglaf, and the dragon. So just in seeing who fought in the battles shows how many differences and similarities they ... third battle takes place back in Geatland where Beowulf lives. This battle takes place because of a dragon that has been menacing Beowulf's kingdom. When Beowulf goes to battle with the dragon, he kno ...

(3 pages) 62 1 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Creative Story. An adaptation of Margaret Laurence's "Where my World Began". IT was an assignment for English class, we had to say where we began.

n till today.The city was an oddity in the western landscape, it was large and overpowering, like a dragon that has yet to be fought. You see, most people think of the west as a large open field, a pl ...

(2 pages) 24 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Short Story about a girl who's best friend committed suicide. Very unconventional take on her reaction. May be slightly unsettling

oo big, a little too calm and gentle. He seemed to want to just hoard our secrets and fears, like a dragon hoarding gold, or a well-fed cat, stuffing himself on emotions and sitting back and purring o ...

(6 pages) 93 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Essay on Beowulf and how he encompasses good in anglo saxson culture

lo-Saxon culture. He was generous, brave, and intelligent. He fought Grendel, the troll-wife, and a dragon just to name a few. He used his wits against his enemies. He led his people in battle and at ... ommanded for a boat to see the king" (ll.130-136). Also, before he dies he tells Wiglaf to give the dragon's treasure to his people. "I thank the lord who granted me the grace to gain such a treasure ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Hobbit, summary

pt because he knows Bilbo is the one.They are on a quest to steal the a treasure hidden by an awful dragon . Many strange events start at the beginning of the trip.First, they lose most of their belon ... lbo's adventure with wolves, trolls, and finally how they try to conquer the treasure from the evil dragon. I highly recommend this book.Though this book is very long it's worth it!

(1 pages) 47 1 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

China is a dragon today

d in expanding market and market competition of advertisement customers. In the article "Branding a Dragon Without Getting Burned"(2003.1)Rechel Morarjee formulates some comparable aspects to demonstr ...

(2 pages) 58 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

The History of the Vesuvious Volcano.

an active stratovolcano off the coast of the Naples Bay in Italy, it has proven itself more like a dragon throughout its history. A dragon only takes gold, jewels, and the occasional princess, but th ...

(1 pages) 28 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

My Pilgrimige

It is Thursday- what will I do today? Will I fight the urge to sneeze, to breathe? Will I fight a dragon? Will I find a four-leaf clover, my true love? Will I find my salvation? I swing my legs o ... ? And as my journey ends and I drift to sleep, I smile because I know that one day I will fight my dragon.

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing