Beowulf Compared to The Smurfs

Each story told in history is told in a different perspective and changed each time told along the years. Talking in class about the story of Beowulf is an example, we read about Grendel from the point of view of Grendel, Beowulf and the civilians. We almost always know how everybody is feeling, and if not we find out how they felt later on.

Almost every story has a protagonist or hero and an antagonist or monster. In Beowulf Grendel is seen as the monster, and in “The Smurfs” Gargamel is seen as the monster or antagonist. Grendel is known for killing humans as if he were an animal that tears them to pieces. Gargamel is an evil wizard that’s objective is to destroy smurfs.

From before time every person has had the mind set of becoming a hero, which is still valued today. In the story Beowulf, Beowulf happens to be the hero who has to save the day whenever someone is in danger. In the Smurfs Papa Smurf is seen as the hero, but the smurfs are like a huge team that does everything together.

Beowulf unlike the smurfs has to do everything by himself. Nobody can help him do things. He has to kill on his own. He has to live on his own. He has to provide for himself. The smurfs on the other hand are all about doing things together and helping get things done. They work together to get food and supplies. They also help each other escape from bad situations, no smurf left behind.

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