Beowulf

Theme: Good Vs. Evil

Quote

“There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.”
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. New York: A.A. Levine, 1998. Print.

How is this quote related to Beowulf's theme Good vs Evil?

In the novel Beowulf, there isn't really any good or evil characters except for Grendel who is evil. This quote just shows how people seek whether or not they are good or evil, they are not born good or evil, they become good or evil.

Movie

Teenage Mutant Ninja Tutles

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Dir. Jonathan Liebsman. Perf. Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner. 2014. Film."

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How does this film relate to Beowulf's theme good vs evil?

This film is about four turtles that are genetically mutated and they grow to be about 8 feet tall and they are raised by a rat named Splinter whom teaches them how to fight. They have evil in their town named the foot clan and they are lead by Shredder. Throughout the whole film they are fighting the foot clan and Shredder. The theme "Good vs. Evil" applies to this film because the ninja turtles are fighting their enemy to save people just as Beowulf did.

Short Story

Little Red Riding Hood

"Hood, Little Red Riding. Little Red Riding Hood. London: Kaye & Ward, 1973. Print."

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How does this short story relate to Beowulf's theme good vs. evil?

This short story is about a girl that goes by the name of Little Red Riding Hood. In the beginning of the story she ventures out into the woods to go see her grandma and meets a wolf. She tells the wolf where she is going, then the wolf goes to her grandmas house and eats her grandma. Whenever Little Red Riding arrives the wolf eats her too but then a huntsman comes and saves the two from the wolfs belly. The theme Good vs Evil applies to this short story where the wolf is evil and Little Red Riding Hood is trying to not get eaten by the wolf kind of how Beowulf is trying not to get eaten by Grendel.

Novel

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows

"Rowling, J. K., and Jim Dale. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. New York, NY: Random House, 2007. Print."

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How does this novel relate to Beowulf's theme good vs evil?

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows sums up to be basically the journey of the chosen wizard, Harry Potter, who finally defeat Voldemort. As where in the novel Beowulf, Beowulf is the chosen hero and it shows his journey to defeat the evil creature, Grendel.

Poem

Good vs. Evil

Kimmons, Timothy. Poem Hunter. 25 Apr. 2013. Web. 10 Sept. 2014. <http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/good-vs-evil-6/>.

How does this Poem relate to Beowulf's theme good vs evil?

This poem describes the difference between good and evil which relates to Beowulf because it basically describes the relationship that Beowulf had with Grendel. Which ultimately lead to the death of Grendel in the novel Beowulf.

Poem

Gibran,Kahlil. Good vs. Evil. San Diego. 2012. Print

How does this Poem relate to Beowulf's theme good vs evil?

Kahlil describes evil as some force that opposes good. In the novel Beowulf, Grendel opposes Beowulf because he is the only person that stands up to fight and survive against Grendel.

Novel

Grendel

"Grendel." Novels for Students. Ed. Diane Telgen and Kevin Hile. Vol. 3. Detroit: Gale, 1998. 183-208. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 9 Sept. 2014.

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How does this novel relate to Beowulf's theme good vs evil?

The novel Grendel basically tells Grendel's side of the story of Beowulf and it views Beowulf as being the evil in this story. Instead of vice versa in Beowulf's point of view in his story where Grendel is the enemy.

Novel

Star Wars IV

Jones, Bruce, and George Lucas. Star Wars, Episode IV, a New Hope. Reinforced Library Bound ed. Edina, Minn.: Spotlight, 2010. Print.

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How does this novel relate to Beowulf's theme good vs evil?

In Star Wars IV princess Leia is held captured by the Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker and his friends try to rescue her and throughout the whole movie they are constantly fighting evil to try and rescue princess Leia. This movie has the same theme as Beowulf, which is good versus evil.

Poem

Jabberwocky

"Jabberwocky." Poetry for Students. Ed. Elizabeth Thomason. Vol. 11. Detroit: Gale Group, 2001. 90-109. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 10 Sept. 2014.

How does this Poem relate to Beowulf's theme good vs evil?

In the poem Jabberwocky, the Jabberwock is a strong evil creature,

"'Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!'".

But near the end of the poem someone has slain the Jabberwock. Just like Beowulf slayed Grendel.

Speech

Good vs. Evil

Tim. Good vs. Evil. Youtube. N.p., 15 June 2009. Web. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOHz7yKMxPY.

Good Vs. Evil- Tim

How does this speech relate to Beowulf's theme of good vs evil?

The speaker, tim, is talking about the good and evil that exists in humans today. He explains how good has always been fighting evil, for example, the law enforcement is always fighting crime which exists as evil. How Beowulf is fighting Grendel relates to this perfectly, Beowulf is the good character and Grendel is the evil character and Beowulf fights and destroys the evil Grendel.
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