Beowulf’s First Battle Beowulf ” sBeowulf’s First Battle Essay, Research Paper Beowulf’s First Battle I remember it like it happened yesterday. My first battle. I was almost thirteen years of age. My friends and I were, in the village, watching the storyteller perform. When my mother came, screaming at the top her lungs telling me to get to my house, and the other boys to get to theirs. Everyone rushed towards their house, knowing that it was time for the beast to appear.
Everyone shut the doors behind them. There was absolute silence in the village. Everything was so still, that the village looked like a town uninhabited for years. The demon came once every week to prey on our livestock. It had been coming to our village for three fortnights. The demon looked like a wolf, only bigger and much deadlier.
It was powerful and ruthless. It killed our livestock with one blow of its sharp claw, then devoured it savagely with its razor sharp teeth. Many brave men had tried to protect the village, but only in vein. They only became prey to the beast’s monstrous appetite.
The whole village feared the demon, but I wasn t afraid of it. Sure the beast looked strong and evil, but I was quicker. This time the beast came to my father’s livestock. We watched in horror, as it laid waste to my father’s hard work, until my father could not take it anymore. He picked up his sword and shield and charged at the beast. My father was a great fighter, but the demon was too strong for him.
The poverty of the lila’s family is very evident in the writings of Desai. Throughout the book, the poverty is emphasized over and over again to promote the theme and hence develop links with other themes such as superstition and helplessness. Lila “went in with a tumbler of tea” and she “stopped to add a little extra milk to it.” This shows that she is very caring of ...
My mother and I watched in disbelief, my father’s tragic death. We ran outside after the beast left. The only thing that was left of my father was his torn, bloody clothes and his sword. I was hysterical, there and then I picked up his sword and promised to avenge his death.
I followed the beasts’ tracks; they were red from all the killings it had done, with my father’s sword in my hand. He lived deep in the woods, in a place no one in the village had ever seen before. It was an obstacle just go through the woods to reach the demon’s den. At last, I reached its layer. I remember it was dark, and it was raining. I stood in front of the cave, with the sword gripped tight in both my hands.
I started to yell at the beast, as if it could understand me. I stood outside for a long time, rain pouring down on my forehead, still screaming. Then I heard the beast roar from inside the cave. It was awake. And as the thunder roared up above, I caught a glimpse of the beast coming towards me.
It was hard to see, but as it came into the moonlight I could see it clear. I stared into its glowing, evil eyes and it stared into mine. The beast was growling, and the blood getting washed of its face from before, as it stood in the rain. I did not make a move, my hands were calm, I was not afraid.
And with a quick jerk, the beast lunged on me. I fell to the ground on my back, with the demon on top of me, STILL. It had jumped on my sword, and my sword pierced through its belly straight in to his heart. I kept my promise, but I had lost someone very dear to me.
My father died protecting the village, he is a hero. I took the beast’s head apart from its body and took it back to the village, to assure my people.