Beowulf And Mac Duff Comparison

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Beowulf and Superman and Mac Duff Comparison Many similarities can be made when comparing Beowulf and Superman. Between what they are, what they do, who they do it for, and how they do it. The two characters are so similar many people could probably say that Superman came from the story of Beowulf with a few changes. In any Superman comic or movie, he is always portrayed as a hero who always comes in at the last second to save the day. He always helps the good and gets rid of the bad just as Beowulf does in his story. Both of the characters have superhuman abilities. Superman can fly, run fast, shoot lasers from his eyes, jump over tall buildings, and many other things. Beowulf is stronger than the regular human and when he has to fight …show more content…

He even has a disguise for himself so he can live a normal human life just like everyone else and not be noticed or recognized. Superman is also Clark Kent, a normal person just trying to live life who works at the Daily Planet. Superman has no fear and will never back down from evil. “Clearly, through all of the cases and conditions, Superman is obviously a moral character. He helps those who cannot help themselves and to the best of his abilities does all he can to stop the spread of suffering in Metropolis region and around the world.” (Vendrick, "Superhero Ethics: Superman") Although the two are similar in so many ways, they do have some differences. Beowulf has no problem with killing whatever is causing harm. He kills Grendel and his mother without hesitation to help the people. Superman never killed anyone. He would beat the person down into submission to be handled by the police. Superman is not from Earth. His parents sent him here right before his home planet of Krypton was going to be …show more content…

He happened to be one of Macbeth’s good friends and had to turn against him to save the lives of his people. He realized that what Macbeth was doing was bad and he needed to be stopped. Macduff was in the army with Macbeth and knew him well. When Macbeth rose to far into power, he started to let the power to go his head and began corrupting the system and taking over to start a dictatorship. He gets so crazy, when his wife dies, he doesn’t even care. He just brushes it off like nothing happened. Even though he ends up killing Macbeth, he is a very noble guy. He always did what he was told and was one you’d want on your side. “In a game of Marry, Date, or Dump, we'd dump Macbeth (duh); date Malcolm (nice boy, but too many responsibilities) and marry Macduff. He's a loyal Scottish nobleman, a loving father and wife, and an all-around great guy.” (Shmoop Editorial Team, "Macduff in Macbeth") “We see just how much Macduff loves his country in when Malcolm tests his loyalty by pretending that he'd be an even worse king that Macbeth. He finally breaks down, saying "O Scotland, Scotland," telling Malcolm that he's not fit to live, and then decides to leave Scotland forever rather than see her ruled by a man who "By his own interdiction stands accursed" (4.3.125), a.k.a. Malcolm.” (Shmoop Editorial Team, "Macduff in

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