Brawns vs. Brains Homer’s epic “The Odyssey” main character escapes out of all of his tough situations by using more mental strength than physical strength. The Trojan warrior Odysseus tries to get home from the long war. Unfortunately, he runs into many situations that delay him from arriving home to his family. Odysseus has to outsmart a Cyclops who is a lot stronger than him physically.
In this essay I will be discussing the different event that happened in the story and the movie. Beowulf went through so much to prove he was worthy enough to protect their kingdom and defeat Grendel. The story Beowulf was a great story to read and a great movie to watch; however, the battles were very eye catching and had a lot of extravagant and heroic doings of Beowulf. The first scenario that I’m going to discuss in the movie and story of Beowulf is The Battle with Grendel. In the movie Grendel attacked Beowulf in the Heriot while everyone was dancing and singing.
The theme of perseverance is one that stretches across the wide spectrum of genres when it comes to literature and film. Romance, horror, adventure, even cartoons/graphic novels all contain the element of heroic perseverance over blockades restricting the tale’s equilibrium. In The Odyssey we see Odysseus must overcome a tremendous amount of trials to make it home to his wife and son. The quantity of trials that Odysseus must face would be far too much for a normal man, but not heroic Odysseus. He battles and outsmarts a host of fiends including Polyphemus, the sirens, Scylla and Charybdis (twice), and even the underworld itself.
How could you ever compare a huge burly monster to a royal, wealthy king of Scotland? Well, when both of these contrasting characters both scare their entire society around them, the comparison is easy to make. The titles of these two novels, Grendel and Macbeth, are just simply named after the main characters is not just the only similarity between these two works but they are have the same themes and character traits that contribute to them. John Gardner’s novel Grendel and Shakespeare’s play Macbeth were written in completely different time periods but these classics are similar actions, character development, beliefs, and morals of the story. The biggest themes in these works is the meaning of life.
What if someone went on a crazy, dangerous adventure and came back a hero? The book The Hobbit, written by J. R. R. Tolkein, has many universal themes connected to finding out who someone really is. In this book, Bilbo Baggins goes on a journey that would change his life forever. He encounters goblins, creatures, trolls, wargs, spiders, and greed, but not without his friends and his new magic ring. They all venture far away to a mountain, in hope of reclaiming their treasure that has been taken over by a mischievous dragon.
Sometimes the director improves the movie or sometimes the changes make the movie worse. We see the effect of a movie changed from the original book in the novel, The Hobbit. Peter Jackson applies many changes to JRR Tolkien’s masterpiece in many different ways. This book is a fantasy about many creatures and animals trying to stop a party of dwarves and one little hobbit from having the adventure of a lifetime. Our main character Bilbo faces many challenges from trolls to greedy dragons.
David’s challenges include having to “ put in some careful planning to hide our [David, Rosalind and Petra’s] tracks.” (Wyndham 125)along with outsmarting the search parties multiple times. Eragon on the other hand had to fight battles against tougher enemies, endure hard training from his companion Brom and learn to use magic, all while pursuing the Ra’ zac. They both have similar “sacred marriages” with other’s. Somewhat like David and Rosalind, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, can communicate telepathically. The return is similar for both of them.
Mostly every superhero has to go through long dangerous journeys to save the day. In fact, both Beowulf and Superman have to travel through dangerous journeys in order to save their people. Beowulf traveled from Geatsland to the land of the Danes and offer king Hrothgar help defeat Grendel, the horrible monster terrorizing this land. Beowulf travels this menacing journey where he has to fight Grendel, Grendel’s mother and a dragon. In contrast to Superman who was born on Krypton but later sent to earth because an explosion was going to destroy his planet.
Firstly, Thomas Jefferson was the strongest president because he served the Union for years before his presidency. His "service to the New American Union lasted over 50 years." (Article 3 Paragraph 2) 50 years he demonstrated loyalty to this country including his terms in office. Isn't that real dedication to the nation? "He also served in a variety of offices and made some great contributions to the developing country."
Heroes need weapons to defeat their enemies, and it is no different for the hero Beowulf in the epic poem Beowulf. Beowulf uses all sorts of weapons throughout his many battles with monsters. Each weapon that he uses there is attached a cultural significance. There is a cultural significance attached to each weapon that he uses, ultimately aiding him in his survival and his killing of the beats. As he grows older, he needs to wear more armor and fight with stronger weapons to be able to kill his enemies.