The 13th Warrior Vs. BeowulfPaper Rating: Word Count: 817 Approx Pages: 3
Michael Crichton intertwined some aspects of Beowulf with his own thoughts to produce the drama, "The 13th Warrior. Beowulf, written down by an unnamed Christian monk in the 8th century, served as a framework for the plot of "The 13th Warrior. Beowulf and "The 13th Warrior have many differences but the similarities that they share are more abundant through out the two pieces.
Instead of doing a direct translation of Beowulf, the writer of the "The 13th Warrior used his creativity to fabricate a new story. To start off, "The 13th Warrior is seen through the eyes of Antonio Banderas' character, Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan, while Beowulf told the story of Beowulf from a third person point of view. The protagonists, Beowulf (Beowulf), and Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan ("The 13th Warrior ) are of different ethnic groups; Beowulf is Swedish and Ahmed is Arabic. In "The 13th Warrior groups of men fight the evil which is in the form of men dressed up as bears, possibly to seem more frightening, and their mother, who is an evil witch. Beowulf generally fights the evil, which is represented by Grendel and his mother, who are