Beowulf and Batman

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There are many similarities between Batman- a modern day hero making use of his intellect, modern technology, and detective skills on crime and warfare and the classic hero, Beowulf- who travels great distances to prove his strength against his enemies, even at impossible odds. For example, the simplest being that they are both heroes working towards the common good, saving others without twice thinking of their own safety. However there are also many differences: obvious ones such as the fact they were born centuries apart, and subtle ones like the importance placed on humility with Batman versus self-confidence with Beowulf.

Although there are many similarities, the few differences between Beowulf and Batman are quite evident. The epic hero Beowulf received rewards for his intrepidness and heroism. For example he received wealth and was later made king. He was primarily interested in glory, which eventually led to his death at the claws of the dragon. On the contrary, Batman’s alter ego, Bruce Wayne, already has wealth and power, even though this is not of great importance to him...
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