Beowulf And Grendel Comparison

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Today’s Hollywood bases its decisions, with regard to the artistic quality of a work, on how much revenue can be made, not so much on the story’s accuracy. If a story needs to be made more interesting to obtain the attention of the viewers it will be, even at the expense of the story’s veracity. The movie Beowulf and Grendel (Gunnarsson, S.) shows a transition in how Beowulf grows as a person while in the poem, he remains a flat character. The movie and the book were very different in how the characters transition throughout the story line, especially Beowulf; also, the movie adds many new characters into the story line that the poem does not even mention. We see in these differences, ultimately, a plethora of value shifts that have taken place over the last thousand years, particularly with regard to how each deals with the concepts of good and evil. During the poem “Beowulf”(Heaney, Seamus), Beowulf does not show any transition of character of how one grows as a person. Beowulf stays true to what he is known for being bold and conceded. In the poem, the reader finds themselves several times reading a resume of the outstanding challenges Beowulf has faced and the…show more content…
She began to adopt the name, the witch. Shunned from the community, just as Grendel was, they had a reason to connect with each other. At the end of the movie, the audience learns that Selma and Grendel gave birth to a child. Beowulf became informed of all this juicy information by conversing with Selma. The director of the movie adds extra characters and drama to the story to obtain your attention. Being that the poem doesn’t contain any characters that could be considered good and evil, but very one sided. To stray away from black and white concept, the director adds the color grey to the movie by giving the audience a reason to sympathize with the “evil”

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