Beowulf Essay | Beowulf as a Cartoon Character

Gareth Hinds
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Beowulf as a Cartoon Character

Summary: Ponders the question if Beowulf can be transformed into a cartoon to reach a younger audience. Analyzes Beowulf's credenitials as a tragic hero. Maintains that his mystique would be ruined by being portrayed as a superhero.
Beowulf- the first masterpiece in English literature- is going to be featured as a Saturday morning cartoon character, exposing school-aged children to violent actions. Children will typically not understand the history behind Beowulf and will dismiss him as an action figure. While Beowulf did play a heroic role in poetry, he may not serve as an ideal role model for children that are unable to justify his "despairing of life" actions and who will most likely learn more about his adventures in school (Beowulf, 1054).

Despite the numerous other violent cartoons school aged children have exposure to, it is easy to presume that young adolescents will repeat Beowulf's actions. Many young children yearn to be the heroes of their school. A cartoon of Beowulf would portray him as the "Scylding warrior, savage and grim," who beheads Grendel's mother (Beowulf, 1052). This action is not suitable for children...

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