Superman and Beowulf express different timeless values and universal themes. Timeless values are the values a certain person or hero has. Universal themes transmit the overall message of a story,film or play. The hero and warrior Beowulf shows the timeless value of courage because he defeats Grendel in order to avenge those innocent people killed by the monster, and since Grendel was very strong it would take courage from any hero to confront him. On the other hand, superman shows more the timeless value of honor, because he is looked upon as a god and the majority of humans respect him.
Specifically in the most recent batman films that focus on the idea of “The Dark Knight,” a more active and explosive batman is seen. He causes quite a bit of damage to his surroundings in most of his battles, but what must be considered is that in all of these cases, Batman causes all of this damage unwillingly as it is just a consequence of fighting a reckless villain. Batman also holds a high moral code, which means he commits himself to
Overall, Hector and Achilles had their major differences. Although they were similar in a few ways, most of their differences dominated the similarities. Even though they were both were the best warriors in the same war, both very well-known fighters for each of their own sides, the similarities mostly stopped there. They had different assumptions, strength and weaknesses, and roughly a whole different mindset. Though their demand for power and strength was strong in the end, their differences overrode their similarities and killed
A superhero can sometimes be a symbol of hope that can destroy all evil. Some examples of super heroes are Beowulf and Superman. Beowulf in the poem “Beowulf” is a hero who fights against a monster named Grendel to defend his people; he is considered the strongest warrior around. Superman on the other hand is considered the most powerful fictional superhero on planet earth, who fights against supervillains to defend human beings. Although Beowulf and Superman are both similar when it comes to heroic traits and that they both go on long dangerous journeys they differ in that they have different heroic deeds and show different timeless values, but somewhat similar universal
In the essay, “Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie, the author uses an extended metaphor to compare himself to the comic book superhero,Superman. The extended metaphor develops in a way that is similar to Alexie developing. Alexie does not have literal, “alien” qualities but, he demonstrates strange actions in the eyes of his society and peers, just like Superman.
Some people cheer superheroes while the law hunts others as criminals, but both kinds of heroes have the same goals: a better world. So, what makes them different? Superman, Flash, and Captain America are all viewed as great heroes who consistently save lives and there are those such as Batman, Green Arrow, or Daredevil. This latter group is often considered by law enforcement as a threat as bad as the evildoers the heroes battle. Why is this?The answer is rather simple and is found in two concepts: proactive and reactive.
In the story Beowulf, Beowulf portrays himself as someone who illustrates the characteristics of an epic hero. No one wishes to take on the heroic deeds that Beowulf accomplished, which made him someone to look up to. Beowulf’s accomplishments in defeating monsters made him known far and wide, making him the man for the job. A hero like Beowulf would need an exceptional amount of strength and shows this when he rips off Grendel’s entire arm. “He twisted in pain,/And the bleeding sinews deep in his shoulder/Snapped, muscle and bone split/And broke” (Beowulf. 337-339).
Tanveer Khalili English 4 Despair to triumph “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself” (Campbell). When we visualize heroes most of us think of Superman or Spiderman who possess special powers, but we forget about the heroes that exist in our everyday lives. In my opinion a true hero is able to overcome his or her impediments in life, is highly motivated, and has plenty of bravery to face and resolve internal and external conflicts. The internal conflict I faced was depression.
Sigmund’s heroism brought him “Fame that would last beyond life and death” (885). After defeating a dragon alone, just as Beowulf did, Sigmund’s “name/ And his treasures grew great” (898-899). However, Beowulf could also follow Hermod’s path. Hermod was once a great warrior just as Sigmund had been, but Hermod let his pride get
Modern heroes have not changed. As I was comparing Beowulf and Superman, I realized that they had a lot of similarities. Beowulf and Superman were brave and courageous heroes. They were both strong. These heroes were well liked.
You won’t get a medal of honor, or a movie deal, or a political career out of¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ it but you still might save innocent lives===. Hero’s start off in most cases slightly selfish. They then begin to blossom into a selfless person. Beowulf was a prince who sailed across an ocean to help a king. Achilles is a soldier who was thought to be invulnerable and the greatest warrior in the world.
Thesis: Because of Beowulf’s excellent characteristics and values not only is he considered a hero in his story, but he is also considered the basic model for modern day superheroes like Captain America. I. Captain America has similar physical characteristics to that of Beowulf because the character of Captain America was based off the story of Beowulf. a. Captain America i. A blonde, blue-eyed, muscular man with a sculpted physique. ii.
Heroes are a rare and amazing phenomenon. Two heroes that stand out in literature are Beowulf and Achilles. Beowulf is a Herot who is a selfless, even tempered, fate fighting warriors who saves his kingdom numerous times from threats, such as monsters and enemies. Achilles is a Greek, selfish warriors in Greece but has a hot temper and is often unforgiving. Achilles wants to help take the kingdom of Troy, but doesn’t agree with the war.
“In Anglo-Saxon culture and literature, to be a hero was to be a warrior. A hero had to be strong, intelligent, and courageous” (Dogra 79). Furthermore, he had to be an honorable warrior who did not cower at the thought of an impossible battle. Rather, he trudged forward, prepared to the rattle cages of the strongest, evilest, and most damnable villains known to men. He personifies strength, loyalty, and bravery.