Epic Hero Project
By: Tabby Merkle
Beowulf - the Epic Hero
J. Gatsby - Unknown Billionaire
Compare and Contrast - J. Gatsby vs. Beowulf
Contrasting - Although Beowulf is directly related to King Hrothgar, Mr. Gatsby is related to the old man through adoption and metaphorical father - son relationships. They live in entirely different eras. Beowulf has an actual loss of homeland because he has to stay in Denmark to rule, whereas Gatsby lost the woman he loved. Gatsby's call to adventure was leaving home and joining a ship's crew, but Beowulf's call was when he left his home to save the Danes from Grendel.