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    Beowulf and Grendel

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    Beowulf is a classical epic poem which describes Beowulf’s heroic deeds and his acts towards bringing justice and peace to the Scandinavian society by eradicating Grendel. The original manuscript (700-1000A.D.) and the modern film (2005) reveals significant differences between the characters’ traits and descriptions, an important quotation, descriptions of places, motives, a character’s presence and events that have taken place. Thus, this modern adaptation, Beowulf and Grendel, of an ancient text

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    translated, Beowulf has represented one of the finest examples of heroic poetry. As a tale reflecting the noble deeds of a hero, it uniquely expresses the cultural values of the Anglo-Saxons from whom it originated since heroes often do reflect the best of what their culture deems worthwhile. However, modern adaptations of this work express a different set of cultural values; values unique to modern society. When comparing the translated poem, Beowulf, to the 2005 motion picture, Beowulf and Grendel

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    Grendel Vs Beowulf

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    The story of Beowulf has been told for centuries all over Europe. However, there is one problem with recreating the story and making it into a movie; each movie has a different plot-line, theme, or character back-story. The differences in the movies may or may not have a large effect on the overall story, but it does show how much stories can change just by the person that is telling the story. For instance, in the first movie we watched, Beowulf 2005, Grendel was a troll whose mother was a sea

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    Grendel is a powerful beast that can not be stop. Grendel in the Grendel never been stop everybody they try to kill with their swords but it never work. When Beowulf came to the see Grendel their where other people trying to kill him. When Beowulf so the other people getting toning apart heads bitten off arms and their body be torn apart. Beowulf told Grendel that I am going to fight you with my hands he keep hitting him with chandelier greened started to run away from him. When Grendel tried to

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    “Grendel” was written by an American author known as John Gardner in 1971. This novel retells a part from the poem Beowulf; however, it is told from the view of Grendel. Throughout the novel there are a multitude of characteristics shown by Grendel. After comprehending the novel from Grendel’s point of view it more pronounced that he is rather “good” than evil, and more so a character that is sympathized for. Many times the perspective people have is what leads them to make predictions about the

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    Beowulf, an old English epic, helps the reader visualize how the Anglo-Saxon culture was. This epic uses many different types of literary archetypes from the Anglo-Saxon literature. Beowulf is about a young prince making a journey to Denmark to help Hrothgar, the king of the Danes. The author of the English epic Beowulf, shows how Grendel is such an outcast, Beowulf's battles between good and evil, and how heroic he was throughout his life.  Grendel is an outcast in the land of the Danes, which prompts

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    as physical features or personalities. Some differences might simply be how other characters view them. In Beowulf the characters have both, similar traits, and differences. The main characters Beowulf and Grendel share one main trait, they are both well known but Beowulf has a heroic reputation and Grendel has an eviler reputation. Beowulf is a young prince known throughout Sweden. Grendel is a monster known throughout the land of Dane. Both characters share public recognition even though they have

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    Grendel, the offspring of Cain the outcast, is a demon. He is a scaly creature that lives in a swampy area. He is a reptilian human, with spikes on him. He is a human-like figure, in which the way he stands. He stands on two feet, and has arms. In the book Beowulf removes Grendel’s arm and shoulder, defeating him. This must mean he has a shoulder blade and can walk like a human. He also has razor-sharp talons as it says in the book “Venturing closer, his talon was raised to attack Beowulf where he

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    Grendel Vs Beowulf

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    In the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf and John Gardner’s Grendel, the difference in the point of views give a change to the author’s style and the narration of the two writings. The difference in literary purpose behind the two writings affects the motivation and the language. Beowulf is about a warrior who fights a huge monster to show his loyalty to a king that was not even his. It was written in the Anglo-Saxon time period and this greatly affects the way the story is written. Grendel is written from the

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    Beowulf, the epic, follows an Anglo-Saxon society, the Danes, during the middle ages, a time when religion and bloodline dictated social hierarchy. The king was the dominant figure, destined to be chosen because of his ancestors, who preceded him as king. The poet introduces Grendel, a monster, condemned by god for his demonic bloodline. These factors in addition to society’s outlook on impiety, shape Grendel as a menace to society. Therefore, the Beowulf poet characterizes Grendel as an outcast

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