The differences and similarities between the traditional version of the Epic Beowulf and the modern version, Beowulf and Grendel, makes passages for characters such as Grendel to be changed due to the time frame in between the film and the epic.There are several characters that stood out from the film, as they are portrayed in the epic as something completely different than in the movie. Grendel is one of the few that stood out the most.
Grendel as a character in both the epic and the film were changed severely, his appearance has changed dramatically. Grendel from the film seems to look like a human while in the epic he is explained to be a monster, a creature.Grendel is portrayed in the epic as a creature that has the body structure similar to no other; there isn 't a way to describe Grendel other than the fact that he is a demon who descended from Cain.Grendel in the epic is very different from that of the film, he is portrayed as human-like.Grendel in the film is shown as a very large man also known as a troll. He is very masculine, long-haired, brute like and extremely manly, but is still treated differently even though he only has a few small differences from the Danes
Although Grendel may be different in appearance, he is also a person of different character, there are many examples that show the fact that he is different in many ways. Grendel in the Epic of Beowulf is portrayed as a monster, a creature that has no thoughts on who he kills.While in the movie Beowulf and Grendel(Gunnarsson 2005); he is much more human-like. In parts of the movie, thoughts are led to believe that in fact he is not out to kill random people he only harms those who have “hurt him”.This, in fact, leads to b...
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...book it needed to be modified in order for people of the twentieth century. It also portrays the idea of how modern stories and or films have to slowly decay into an ending whereas the Epic continued throughout the entire story filled completely with heroic scenes of Beowulf.The modernization of the film greatly reflects on the culture change that can take place with time. It shows how the twentieth-century culture demands more of the story, deeper detail, better placement of characters/ addition of characters only so that the story could continue smoothly. Grendel from Epic to Film changes dramatically, for the better of the film it helps adjust the cultural values from when the Epic was written till now when it motion pictures. Grendel is a human in the film and there is nothing that can change that. Only Beowulf himself felt sorrow for Grendel the Cain sent demon.
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