Essay on Similarities Between Beowulf And Beowulf

1118 Words Sep 21st, 2015 null Page
Ever since there has been civilization, there has been archetypes. It is something that has been drilled into the brain as general knowledge. The Natural, the movie version, is written as an epic. The Natural may not be a poem like Beowulf, but the two have so many similarities. In both of the works, the archetypes are self evident. The quest each goes on, the strength, morality, leadership, and how they reflect the societies of today. These archetypes reflect how Roy Hobbes and Beowulf both are epic heros. In the Anglo-Saxon time period the most common way a story was told, was by scops. They recited poetry, and mixed old history with new, and “modern” people. The most commonly told, and most widely appreciated story was Beowulf. The story of Beowulf was one that exemplifies nearly all the archetypes. The most common and evident in Beowulf is the quest that he goes on. Beowulf goes on two quests, and both have parallels. The first quest that is embarked on is to save Hrothgar 's mead hall, and get rid of Grendel. Beowulf defeats Grendel, tearing off his arm, a symbol of trophy and barbaric warfare. After that, Grendel’s Mother comes and avenges Grendel. Beowulf then ends up killing Grendel’s Mother too and bringing Grendel 's head up to the surface with him. Then Beowulf goes back home. Then, fifty years later, a dragon comes and ransacks the kingdom that Beowulf has been given. Beowulf goes and kills the dragon, but he ends up dying himself. After showing so much…

Related Documents