Story of Revenge
A Beowulf and Hamlet Theme Comparison
Beowulf's Revenge Theme
Revenge is a catalyst used by Beowulf!
"In his day, my father was a famous man, a noble warrior-lord named Ecgtheow."
"I am Hygelac's kinsman, one of his hall-troop. When I was younger, I had great triumphs. Then the news of Grendel, hard to ignore, reached me at home."
Grendel's mother seeks vengeance after her son's death at the hands of Beowulf!
Like any mother in her position, Grendel's mother was heartbroken when she realized her son had been killed by Beowulf. She needed no other motivation that said news to take up vengeance.
Hamlet's Revenge Theme
Hamlet Seeks Revenge After Finding Out The Truth About His Father
Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.
Murder most foul, as in the best it is,
But this most foul, strange, and unnatural.
Haste me to know 't, that I, with wings as swift
As meditation or the thoughts of love,
May sweep to my revenge."