Compare And Contrast Beowulf

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The English epic, Beowulf, takes place in the Anglo-Saxon period where a tale of a hero named Beowulf is celebrated. “Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger: Address to the Nation” is a speech devised by former President Ronald Reagan about the tragic death of the members of the Challenger Seven space crew. The crew members of the Challenger are similar to Beowulf because they both display courage. Although they both plunge into dangerous situations, Beowulf is more heroic than the members of the Challenger because during his hour of need, Beowulf is forlorn by his own warriors, but continues to fight on as though nothing can possibly stop him. To begin with, Beowulf is similar to the members of the Challenger Seven space crew because…show more content…
After the death of the astronauts, President Ronald Reagan makes a speech to the nation, addressing the tragedies of the deaths. Reagan commemorates the brave astronauts for their service and notes that the tragedy is but a “part of the process of exploration and discovery. It’s all part of taking a chance and expanding man’s horizons” (Reagan 430). Leading to his death, Beowulf slays a dragon and is mortally wounded. Add sentences from the close reader. In contrast, Beowulf is more heroic than the members on the challengers because he has completed more heroic acts in his lifetime. Add sentence. Beowulf did not think twice before handling a treacherous dragon. Even after his own men abandoned him during battle, Beowulf, aware of his losing battle, continues to fight on as though nothing can possibly stop him: “And for the first time in his life that famous prince fought with fate against him, with glory denied him. He knew it, but he raised his sword and struck the dragon’s scaly hide” (Close Reader, line
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