Unrestrained Love In Beowulf
Unrestrained love and passion has been displayed throughout the world. In real life, TV dramas, and in our readings, this love and passion has caused unwanted outcomes and unhappiness. Unrestrained love and passion can drive people and society to unwanted fate. Although the reasoning behind acts of this type of love and passion can sometimes be understood, the end results can be unpleasing. In the story of Beowulf, the unrestrained love and passion displayed by certain characters brought about the feeling of revenge and lead to the destruction of lives. Love and loyalty, both characteristics of unrestrained love, lead to acts of destruction.
Revenge, simply put, is the act of causing hurt or harm to someone for the …show more content…
One epic story, Beowulf, shows just how far unrestrained love and passion leads to the downfall of individuals. In the story of Beowulf, a warrior from the Geats comes to rescue a king of the Danes, Hrothgar, whose Heorot ( the mead hall) is being attacked by a monster named Grendel. Grendel, who was doomed by his ancestors, hates the lives of the people because he can’t share in their hope and prosperity. In his own decision-making, he sets out to destroy King Hrothgar's men who visits the mead hall to drink, listen to music and celebrate. He then kills one of the Kingsmen and when no one was physically able to defeat this monster, Beowulf comes to aid the King. Beowulf’s decision to help the King was based on “ unrestrained love” he had for the king since he was young. It was this King that took his family in when his father was trying to escape the enemy. Beowulf grew up watching how well the King took care of his family. He found this to be a chance to repay a family debt owed to King Hrothgar, gain favor with the King and popularity with the people. When Beowulf arrives, he is asked to defeat Grendel. Grendel is used to no one bothering him and people being