Lord Of The Rings And Beowulf Similarities

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The story of Beowulf is a well known story and is used in many schools as a teaching model and in many schools around the world. The movie The Lord of The Rings is a very popular movie that many people have watched and know about it. The creator of The Lord of The Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien, was a huge fan of Beowulf and used many of the ideas from the story into The Lord of The Rings. There are many similarities and differences between the two stories. The similarities and differences between the characters and the settings in both of the stories. Also there are some themes that appear in both of these stories and how they are connected and different. Some of these themes are the themes of death, boasting/ego, courage, violence, and Good vs Evil.…show more content…
The characters Frodo, Aragorn and Gandalf are similar to characters in Beowulf. Another similarity of characters from Beowulf and in the Lord of the Rings are the orcs and they have a connection with Beowulf because like Gendel they both are creatures that like violence and they both attack in the dark. These two are Also how some of the settings are very close to what the ones in Beowulf. The book beowulf and the movie The Lord of the Rings are both about two heroes going on a epic journey to help out and save all of mankind. Also the author of the Lord of the Rings made a setting in middle earth just how the setting in Beowulf. Aragorn is the character from The Lord of The Rings that is the closest to being Beowulf. Aragorn is the main protagonist, just like Beowulf, because they both have many similarities. Aragorn, son of Arathorn, is the most versatile warrior and he is the heir to the throne to Gondor. Beowulf is the son of Ecgtheow and he is also a very skilled and famous warrior. Like Aragorn, Beowulf is the future leader to Geatland. These two great warriors are convinced by their friends to take the throne and be in charge. But both do not want to because they are humble and want to be equal with everyone
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