Beowulf and the 13th warrior compare contrast

The battle events of Beowulf and 13th Warrior are comparable. The central idea never changes, and is a constant theme throughout both film and poem.

Beowulf and The 13th Warrior have extensive differences and even more similarities throughout the two stories. Beowulf is Anglo-Saxon and Ahmed is Arabic. Beowulf is told in third person while The 13th Warrior is told in first person. Beowulf ends up dieing as an old man. The 13th warrior starts off in Arabia. In both Beowulf and The 13th Warrior, there is an epic hero, an existence of an old race, and the need for the hero to save someone form the race. Both leaders in Beowulf and The 13th Warrior have similar names. The movie and poem consist of a plenty of differences. In the poem Beowulf is fighting for just that: being self-centered and misusing his abilities for his own good, not the good of others. Then he goes underground into a cave to fight Grendel's mother and finally, fifty years later, in Beowulf's hometown, he fights the dragon that destroys him.

The 13th Warrior offered a more realistic, believable, and more understanding of the epic tale of Beowulf. Both the beasts in the movie and poem take their kills head as a token of the battle. For them it was Beowulf that they admired and thought of him as a hero.

Beowulf slays the the mother of Grendel.

The many differences throughout the poem and movie include character names, battles, and the way the heroes die. It shows Ahmed saving two children who were running from the incoming attack and his compassionate heart for those who were suffering. When thinking about epic heroes people mostly have different type of images. Beowulf dies, but so does the dragon. By incorporating different societies, the audience gains insight to the similarities and contrasts which exist from different regions of the world when they see the actions, beliefs and lifestyles highlighted throughout the film. But overall I enjoyed the poem. The 13th warrior starts off in Arabia. In Old English literature, the definition of a coming-of-age story is somewhat different. Beowulf and The 13th Warrior have extensive differences and even more similarities throughout the two stories. But there had a lot of theatrical remake of the original story; it provides us with the barbaric cannibalistic tribe of the Wendols, which were creatures of the mist. Beowulf slays the mother of Grendel while Buliwyf slays the mother of the Wendol, showing us more evidence that The 13th Warrior was based off of Beowulf. But there had a lot of theatrical remake of the original story; it provides us with the barbaric cannibalistic tribe of the Wendols, which were creatures of the mist.

Still, it does help to build suspense, because it makes us wonder, too. Anyway, the plot of the movie would follow the basic skeletal structure of the first part of Beowulf and his battle with Grendel and his mother.

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Grendel, the worst of mankind, had a mother though. Others might think of heroes that are powerful. The film demonstrates the risk he warriors went through and their attitude toward this battle. Beowulf slays the mother of Grendel while Buliwyf slays the mother of the Wendol, showing us more evidence that The 13th Warrior was based off of Beowulf.

similarities between the 13th warrior and beowulf

The differences in the setup of the film and poem definitely outweigh the similarities, but the similarities of the plot and general concept are easily seen. Beowulf did not even have a fourth battle.

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