Jewish Essay, Research Paper
There were many differences between Beowulf the play and 13th Warrior the
movie. In the play Beowulf was depicted as a soul warrior who?s strength and ability was
unmatched. In the movie the supposed Beowulf was just another warrior. In actuality
the movie depicted Beowulf as more of a group of warriors rather then just a single hero.
Grendar was also depicted differently in the movie then how he was in the play.
In the movie Grendar was a sole monster whose wrath was unbearable. In the movie
Grendar was not only more human and less of a tirant but was accompanied by a hole
town of warriors. Weapons were also used in the movie, which directly comes into
conflict with the play for Grendar was said to have had a spell protecting him of all
weapons. This then comes into the difference in which Grendar was killed. In the play
he was killed by Beowulf?s bare hands and in the movie he was stabbed with Beowulf?s
Another difference in the movie was the order in which Grendar and Grendars
mother was killed. In the play Beowulf killed Grendar then later killed his mother. In the
movie Beowulf Killed his mother first then killed Grendar later on.
Beowulf the play and 13th Warrior the movie really do not have much in common
and could almost be considered two entirely different movies.