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    The story of mighty Beowulf has been ever changing since the day the tale was first uttered. As bards travelled across Eastern Europe in medieval times, Beowulf became more and more distant from its original form. Storytelling finally was put onto paper, and the plotline was altered yet again, as its Catholic scribe infused Christian elements into the story. After several centuries, Beowulf was made to fit the high intensity criteria of a major motion picture, and further changes were made to the

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    characters usually contain unhuman like characteristics, charming personalities, and strengths unknown to any other character in the poem. This is very apparent in both versions of Beowulf, and though the two versions have some similarities in conflict and character, they are more different than they are alike. Overall Beowulf is still a magnificent epic about a brave hero, whose story is told in two very different ways, with one or both containing tales of betrayal, seduction, and bravery.

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    seen is the Batman played by Christian Bale, otherwise known as the Dark Knight in the Dark Knight series. Even after more than a thousand years since the creation of the epic poem Beowulf, similar characteristics of the character Beowulf are still seen in fictional heroes such as Batman. Although on the surface Beowulf and Batman seem very different, many of their basic characteristics are very similar including their motivation, the people that doubted them, their love for their homeland, and the

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    Josh Lessin Ms. Schroder English IV Honors 9-21-17 Beowulf Battle Comparison In his three major battles, Beowulf fights for many different reasons. His motivation varies, and as he grows older and wiser his attitude toward these battles also changes. Throughout the epic, Beowulf bradoshously beats Grendel, then more methodically murders Grendel’s mother, and with his last breathes humbly hollers for help to slay the dragon. This shows that Beowulf’s early focuses of glory and riches changes as he

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    “Pop went Grendel’s arm as the horrid monster shrieked in pain; Beowulf had torn his arm off.” That act was one of the first shown acts of Beowulf’s strength. Beowulf was a hero of the Geats. A fine strong warrior who fought for glory and fame; he never backed down from a challenge and was always ready to fight and prove his strength. The story of Beowulf was an oral story passed down from generation to generation until it was written out in the 10th or 11th century. The story was then translated

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    Beowulf is like every classic hero: born from noble birth, with great strength, who is usually adored by many. When it comes to Beowulf, we have two versions each a little bit different, one is the classic epic poem Beowulf, and then the movie, a more modern version of him. While discussing the poem and watching the movie you can automatically see that there is several differences and similarities. Everyone sees some differences compared to other but there is always differences and hopefully after

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    Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and it's connection to Beowulf in its settings, characters, and scenery. One of the first parallels of these two stories is the scenery and weapons. J.R.R. Tolkien based some buildings and cities on those of Beowulf. One of the areas that have a strong connection can be seen in the destruction of Rohan (The Two Towers), which is under the rule of King Théoden and the destruction of Hrothgar's Hall. In Beowulf, a place known as, "The Hall",

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    Beowulf and Odysseus: A Comparison What is more important to the hero than his men? Both Beowulf of “Beowulf” and Odysseus of The Odyssey of Homer have the all important asset of men at their disposal, Men who follow them as leaders and accompany them on their travels. While Odysseus greatly values his men and treats them very loyally and emotionally, his men, in turn, give him the same loyalty and respect back. Beowulf is far more self-driven. While his men are mostly present throughout, they

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    Beowulf and Grendel depict the two ends of all that is good and all that is malicious. Beowulf being a warrior and part of the warrior culture, believes that what can be represented as good can be attributed to one’s individual reputation. Not only to Beowulf, but in the warrior lifestyle, it seems as that leaving a mark of bravery is an assurance to having a warrior’s memory live on even after they die. It is understandable especially with an occupation of being a warrior, Beowulf never knows when

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    Beowulf, known as the oldest poem in the written English language, written with no known author, tells a fascinating story involving an epic hero of his time and a not so understood “monster.” The hero’s name is Beowulf, purposefully being the same title as the poem itself, he sets out on a journey from his home to the Danes from a terrible creature that’s harming innocent people. As any “hero” would. Beowulf wants to prove to himself and the people that he is, in fact, the strongest man on earth

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