Analysis Of The Anglo Saxon Poem Beowulf: Brown V. Board Of Education

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Often readers can recognize real life situations in fictional literature. The Anglo Saxon poem Beowulf is a good example of this. Jackie Robinson was a professional baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers, who has a conflict with every white man and women from the east coast to the west coast. Even though that was over 70 years ago the hatred between African Americans and white people still exist today. In 1965 most segregation and troubles ended for the African Americans when the case Brown v. Board of Education occurred. The differences and issues between Robinson and all white men are similar to the ones like Beowulf and Grendel.
In Robinson’s life, he is pushed with racial antagonism and racial slurs. Because of this, he feels rejected
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Robinson was a part of the segregation period between the years 1849-1950. He was known as “The man who broke the color line in baseball,” which caused a lot of disagreement between the two races(White and African American). Jackie Robinson had been mistreated his whole life, but things got significantly worse when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. There are similar problems in Grendel when Grendel is mistreated by Hrothgar and all the men that saw him. “Grendel is a man-eating demon that lives in the land of Spear-Danes and attacks King Hrothgar's mead-hall, Heorot, every evening” (Beowulf 94). Many people saw Robinson as a threat because he was different from everyone else in the baseball world. Even though there are many people who hate Jackie Robinson, there are people who said he was a “three-christ figure”. They said he resembled Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr., and Mahatma.
Both Jackie Robinson and Grendel try to find their place in the world throughout their lives. They have been mistreated and abused for who that are and what they look like. Both of these men have wanted only two things, respect and for society to accept them for who they

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