This is a poem about a mother talking to her son.
Summary Analysis Though Grendel is dead, Grendel's mother still lives, and wants revenge for the death of her son. She enters Heorot and seizes a man, waking the other warriors. Frightened, she takes Grendel's arm from its place under the roof, and flees.
Grendel's mother acts as a relative should, seeking revenge. This second attack on Heorot shows the men's pride and overconfidence. Active Themes Related Quotes with Explanations Beowulf, who had slept in a private chamber that night, is brought to Heorot.
Hrothgar tells him that Grendel grabbed Aeschere, Hrothgar's adviser and companion in battle. Hrothgar adds that he has heard of two huge creatures walking on the moors and wastelands. One of these creatures looked like a woman, the other looked like a man.
These two monsters dwell in the dark, in a lake so deep it seems bottomless. Hrothgar says he must depend on Beowulf a second time, and offers him treasure to kill Grendel's mother and end the feud. As a loyal lord, it's Hrothgar's obligation to avenge Aeschere's death.
So now Hrothgar seeks revenge, just as Grendel's mother does. This is how feuds are born, and continued, until one people is thoroughly beaten by another. Active Themes Beowulf tells Hrothgar: Note the contrast between the king, Hrothgar, thinking of his people, and Beowulf, the warrior, thinking of battle and great deeds.
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(example of bad selection): This is bold text and this is normal text. The boy is reaching adulthood, where it is time for him to make his own decisions without his mother’s aid and whether he will fall or fly is through his choices.
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but particularly Mother to Son, is timeless. 8. Theme The theme is perseverance. The Elements Theme Symbolism Imagery Mother to Son by Langston Hughes Annotation Tone Point of View I'se still climbin" For I'se still goin', honey, And sometimes goin' in the dark. Mar 09, · Annotation/Response: Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" I enjoyed Amy Tan’s story.
As a mother, I can relate to how her mother felt and the hopes and dreams she had for her daughter’s future. I myself hope that my son will someday play the piano, mostly because I wish I could. So perhaps we’ll take lessons together. You don't always get what you want and you have to be able to expect that.