Grendel's Discrepancies In Beowulf

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While watching the movie Beowulf, a production based on the epic, I picked out quite a few discrepancies. Such as the characters descriptions in the poem versus the movie. While the movies’ descriptions were lively they weren’t accommodating to the book, much like other details glossed over in the movie. In the movie Grendel’s mother appeared attractive, almost seductive to attract more of an appeal to the character. Whereas in the book she was described as the “Water Witch”, a monster like that of Grendel. Making the readers of the poem imagine her as a repulsive being. The “Water Witch” is described attractively to set up a plot twist between Beowulf and herself. She lures Beowulf into her underwater cave and seduces him to give her another

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