Compare And Contrast Beowulf And Hunger Games

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Beowulf Essay
After reading both epics, “Beowulf” and the Hunger Games, the similarities and differences between the two become known. Both stories are written for entertainment purposes and to show people about the time the epics are written and their respective cultures. Many people read epics, whether older or more modern day, and don’t even know that they are reading one. This is because most people do not know the definition of an epic or that most Contemporary American books and movies are epics. Although from different time periods, both Beowulf, from the epic poem “Beowulf”, and Katniss Everdeen, from the Hunger Games trilogy, share epic hero characteristics and represent their respective cultures. From ancient Greece to Contemporary
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Both characters show loyalty, Katniss shows loyalty by staying loyal to district 13 in the second and third movies, whereas, Beowulf shows loyalty by coming to Hrothgar’s kingdom and fighting off Grendel even though he knows it will be tough, also showing bravery. Katniss shows her bravery when she has to go off and fight again in a second Hunger Games even after being promised safety as a victor. Katniss and Beowulf both show determination by continuing to fight for the safety of the people in their respective time and…show more content…
Epics are still relevant today in many ways from entertainment to life lessons. Back in Beowulf’s time, the bards sang stories about the heroes for entertainment, and in the Hunger Games, they hosted these live games on television for pure entertainment and showing to stay loyal to the government. Beowulf and Katniss showed life lessons in their stories. Beowulf’s being, no matter how old you get, you can still do anything you set your mind to and Katniss’s being, that you should never give up under any circumstances. As said by Christopher Reeve, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming
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