Beowulf Movie Vs Book

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“The monster’s hatred rose higher, but his power had gone, He twisted in pain, and the bleeding sinews deep in his shoulder snapped, muscle and bone split and broke. The battle was over, Beowulf had been granted a new glory.” Have you ever heard of a epic hero who slaughtered a monster, its’ mother, and a dragon? Or have you heard of that same hero killing the monster, rather bearing a child with its’ mother, which was a dragon? Apparently, this specific tale comes from both a textbook and a movie that mocks it. They both have settings of the same plot but different actions as the stories unfold. You would think that both will tell the story the same, right? Unfortunately, no, the movie basically opposes the actual textbook. Considering both sources three differences that may change your perspective on its characters, may be the change of Beowulf’s actions, the battle with Grendel’s mother, and the provocativeness.
In the book, Beowulf is considered as a courageous hero who battled with loyalty and respect; however, in the movie he is portrayed more as an egotistical person who did things in regard of upholding his reputation. Beowulf volunteered to kill Grendel in honor to King Hrothgar as he once helped his father but, according to
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The battle with Grendel’s mother was also a claimed victory. Though, this battle was more a challenge which is not much of a bombshell. Beowulf had many low points during this battle but continuously got back up for he had a battle to succeed. In the movie, there wasn’t a battle with Grendel’s mother at all for, it was more of a seduction. Beowulf had killed Grendel with intentions on killing his mother but, that did not go as planned. Instead, a child was bared with the mother of the beast. Grendel’s mother was too monstrous, as in the book, she clawed at Beowulf multiple times as they battled but that did not last long because eventually she was

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