Beowulf vs. The 13th WarriorPaper Rating: Word Count: 746 Approx Pages: 3
There are some stories that are invulnerable to the tests of time. This is true in the case of Beowulf. This ancient piece of literature which has aged not like fine wine, but more like a species, evolving to better suit its environment. Beowulf was passed on orally for generations until it was preserved in ink by a Catholic munk 1300 years ago. He infused it with his monotheistic ethos. Over the centuries, the tale was adapted to countless novels, films, and cartoons. In the 1990s "The 13th Warrior was made. This movie was based on a book called Eaters of the Dead, which, in turn, was based on Beowulf. A distinct comparison can be drawn between the film and three sections of the text, "The Wrath of Grendel , "The Battle with Grendel's Mother , and "The Last Battle .
Beowulf begins with Beowulf and his thirteen companions setting forth from Geatland to exterminate the monster Grendel. Buliwyf, the protagonist of "The 13th Warrior , chooses eleven of his fellow Vikings to accompany him on his quest. He also chooses one Arab, A