Compare And Contrast Beowulf And Martin Luther King Jr

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In the epic poem Beowulf, by Anglo-Saxon the protagonist, Beowulf, shows how to be a true hero. He wants to live a life of a king and it becomes a part of him. This epic poem is going to compare Beowulf and Martin Luther King Jr. and how they are alike as a modern day hero. It will explain how they are fighting for a good cause, how they are both honorable for what they do, and the respect they get for doing what they believe in. The first comparison is how they are both fighting for a good cause, and they are trying to help and protect people. In the epic poem, Beowulf is fighting to destroy the monster that is eating all of Hrothgar’s men in the mead hall. Beowulf defeats the monster and all the other monsters that were being evil and doing …show more content…

Beowulf becomes honorable when he says: “O shelterer warriors and people’s loved friend, that this one favor should not refuse me that I alone, and with the help of my men may purge all evil from this hall. I have too, that the monster scorn of men is so great that need no weapons and fear none” (258-263). Beowulf means that he going to fight the monster Grendel using only hands because it's not fair using weapons. Beowulf is trying to get all the fame and glory defeating the monster but anybody can kill using weapons, Beowulf uses his hands. This shows how honorable Beowulf is. Martin Luther King Jr is honorable because of his famous quote “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”. King said. “I have a dream that my four little will one day live in a nation where they will not be judge by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today”. This is very honorable because it wasn't just for him, it was for the people of the world and for the next generation. Also because Martin Luther King Jr quote still stands to this day and we honor him for doing

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