Comparing Beowulf And Heaney's

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Many books exist that have been made into films to go along with them, but they somehow never actually completely match. In today 's society Beowulf and Grendel (Gunnarsson), the movie added material to relate it to a more modern audience. Productions company based, the way they make their movies on they way society accepts things and on the cultural views of their audience. For example, in Beowulf (Heaney) the epic Beowulf defeated the “demon monster”, Grendel just for glory. In opposite, the film Beowulf was more compassionate and cared to know what they Danes had done to upset Grendel for him to want to kill their people. Not only did characters differ from the epic to the movie but many were also introduced In the film, these newly incorporated characters were…show more content…
Some people are able to understand black and white and others need a full explanation. At the time that Beowulf the epic was written that people were able to see black and white. They were able to understand that someone was either good or bad but could not be both. In the film Beowulf and Grendel, it was produced in the modern mindset, which is why all the extra characters were added. All of the extra characters were added to give the movie a more solid setting. The Extra character gives reason to a lot of things that were not explained in the book. In today’s mindset, people need to have reasons for things and the background of a situation. The modern mindset is that everyone has a good side and is only mean when others are mean to them. That is why in Beowulf and Grendel the movie, Beowulf has a compassionate side and understands why Grendel is after the Danes. Compared to as in the epic Beowulf was very boastful and only cared about his own reputation and willing the battle. Another example would be is that in Beowulf the epic Grendel and his mother are described as monsters who live in a cave together, but in the movie Grendel and his mother have their own caves and Grendel is independently
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