Beowulf By Gareth Hinds : A Warrior And Chief Of A Tribe Essay

1004 Words Aug 18th, 2015 5 Pages
Beowulf The graphic novel Beowulf by Gareth Hinds focuses on a fabled hero, Beowulf, warrior and chief of a tribe located in the land of Geats. Throughout the text, our protagonist is faced with a plethora of challenges that can prove that he is the prototypical hero on a quest. The idea of the “prototypical hero” is linked back to the book How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster, chapters 1, “Every Trip Is a Quest (Except When It;s Not)” and 10, “Never Stand Next to the Hero”, An example of Beowulf being the structural hero on a quest include there being a dangerous path, a Holy Grail, a dragon, an evil knight, a princess, and, of course, a hero, Other examples include there being a place for the hero to go and a real reason to go, and the companions of the hero always meet a cruel demise.

The first example of Beowulf being the standard hero on a quest is the fact there are basic components of a quest already in place.According to How to Read Literature Like a Professor chapter 1, “Every Trip Is a Quest (Except When It’s Not)”, “But consider the quest. Of what does it consist of? A knight, a dangerous road, a Holy Grail (whatever one of those may be), at least one dragon, one evil knight, one princess.” These components, a dangerous path, a Holy Grail, a hero, a dragon, an evil knight, and a princess, are all set in place throughout the story. The dangerous path being the Heorot hall that the evil monster Grendel terrorized,…

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