Beowulf, an ideal hero in the Anglo-Saxon period, possesses the qualities of those in the twentieth century. Martin Luther King Jr. is an example of a twentieth century hero who is acknowledged by many people worldwide. Beowulf strongly characterized the same qualities that Martin Luther King Jr. himself possesses. These heroes however have different aspects and ambitions. The soldiers in the military are also considered heroes of the modern day as well as the past. Although Beowulf has minor differences with modern day heroes, he still holds several of the same qualities that they have. He maintains great loyalty and honor like those of the twentieth century.
Beowulf and Martin Luther King Jr. have different ambitions towards the welfare of the people in their community. Beowulf who has great prominence battles for the safety, harmony, and prosperity of everybody. Martin Luther King Jr. on the other hand fights for the rights of equality for everybody regardless of race, color, or gender. Beowulf saves people from lurking monsters and other harmless dangers, while Martin Luther King Jr. saves many from the discrimination because of their identity. He also changes everybodyâ€™s perspective in life. Many people tend to become more thoughtful, concern, and prudent. Unlike Martin Luther King Jr. who provides better education and privileges for his people, Beowulf revitalizes the land back to its normal and stable self from grieving monsters. No intruder who commits a crime can get away from the fists of Beowulf. He is the hero in the acts of bravery, while Martin Luther King Jr. is the hero of equality for all.
Both Beowulf and Martin Luther King Jr. take great pride in the duties that are offered to them. Base on the contributions that they have done for their people, they have won the love and support from all of them. They are very much honored from streets to buildings named after them to towers build in the memory of their great efforts during the stages of building a great community.