Beowulf: Comparing The Book And Movie

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Katlynn Shock Beowulf book and movie To begin with, the monster of this epic lives down in the darkness, he dreads the sound of music and human happiness. This monster is known as Grendel. Now in every story that has a monster there must be a hero. This hero is stronger than any man, no one has seen a braver man. He came from his own land to help out the Danes, to defeat the monster that is terrorizing them. His name is Beowulf. When Beowulf hears what is going on over in the Danes he drops everything and goes over to help. Even though he hears that Grendel is a man eating monster that has sharp enough claws to cut throw with just a touch, he is not scared. In the end, Beowulf ends up killing Grendel and Grendel's mother, he also killed the dragon that terrorizes the Danes at the end of the movie and the book. In every book that is turned into a movie there are always changes and differences. They have to change some things to make the movie more interesting. When a director takes information from a book he/she has to think and use their imagination to figure out what that character would look…show more content…
They took important details for the book and put them straight into the movie. Looking at the way the characters look in the movie, they took the description from the book and made a character to that exact definition. Lets take for instance when they explain who Beowulf is, the book says, “ Higlac’s follower and the strongest of the Geats, greater and stronger than anyone anywhere in the world ( pg. 17 ).” In the movie Beowulf looks and acts very strong and brave. Along with description of the characters being the same, so is some of the story. The most simple stuff like the queen raising her glass to Herot being empty for twelve years. Both the movie and the book make this statement “ so Herot stood empty, and stayed deserted for years, Twelve winters of grief for Hrothgar, king of the Danes”. ( pg.

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