Common Themes

Beowulf & The Odyssey

Courage - The ability to do something that frightens one.

Beowulf and Odysseus displayed courage throughout their journeys.
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Beowulf saves the Danes and the Geats

Beowulf stepped up to defend the Danes against Grendel and also his mother, even when everyone else was scared of the creatures.

Beowulf knew he was getting to old for battles, but decided to face the dragon anyways. This took a great deal of courage to go into a fight knowing it could be his last, which it did cost him his life.

Common Themes