Monsters And Heroes In Beowulf As Reflected In Modern Literature And Film

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Aiden Domski
M. Mowder
English 12- British Literature
Research Paper
Date due Monsters and Heroes in Beowulf as Reflected in Modern Literature and Film
Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English. It is written in the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman Conquest. The poem is more than 3,000 lines long and relates stories of heroes, monsters, battles and revenge. Beowulf has all the makings of a great film of today. IN fact, the heroe, monsters and fight against evil can be directly compared to many films of today. Beowulf Is an epic poem about a hero who is called to Denmark after a monster attacks the towns mead hall. Beowulf fights the monster and ends up killing him, afterwards beowulf makes …show more content…

In beowulf grendel is a demon from the depths of hell who hates happiness, when he realized that people in denmark where having a good time he grew jealous. Grendel can be read destroying the mead hall and killing anyone he can. (Source 6). His mother can be seen doing something similar to avenge her sons death after being killed by beowulf. Plotting her revenge, she decided to go and destroy denmark and kill the king (Source 6). we can see it in real world issues, wars for example, when one country sees themselves as saviors, the other country may see them as monsters viceversa (Source 2). One characteristic from a monster you can see today is greed, for instance,when they have something of value and they know there's more instead of letting someone else have some they try and take it …show more content…

Knowing he had to fight this battle himself to repay the previous kings broken promise he declined (Source 6). After grendel's mother was defeated beowulf sustained serious injury. When Wiglaf came to his aid beowulf said 'I thank God that I can give my people these gifts of gold. But you must see to the people's needs now, Wiglaf. I cannot be here any more. After they burn my body, tell my warriors to build a great burial mound on the cliffs that stick out into the

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