1.Who was morally right in seeking vengeance? Grendel’s mother or Beowulf? Why or why not
2.Grendel’s mother is a key figure in Beowulf, yet she does not receive much recognition in the epic. Discuss why you suppose that Grendel’s father was not in the second battle.
- prisoner26535Lv 75 年前最佳解答
Q2 does NOT make any sense.
Grendel’s father died way back even before the first battle. Are you sure you are reading the right poem?
2014-11-08 01:56:15 補充：
Then you probably need only 1 line to answer Q2.
That is too good to be true.
2014-11-08 02:58:49 補充：
1.Who was morally right in seeking vengeance? Grendel’s mother or Beowulf? Why or why not?
Dude, you must be kidding me. Morality per se is not only ambiguous but also has been used as a tool by the powerful to manipulate. Historically, everyone has its own definition and tailor it at will to fit his convenience.
The mother might have some claim that his son was over-punished but a war is a war and all wars are inheritedly immoral. How could there be anything moral coming out of them? Many charge to start a war with intention to right the wrongs that they think are wrong, and to repair injustices that they think unjust. Nonetheless, little justice was ever served while collateral damages brought more pains and suffering to many innocents. Then, those innocent ones who suffered the wars may start their own crusade seeking more moral justices.
- 5 年前
so the answer might say his father dead that he can't join the second battle?