Modern America is highly youth oriented; consequently, looks, strength, and pride are essential in today's society.
In Beowulf, these qualities carry great importance as well.
People tend to favor and vote for candidates who seem to offer the greatest rewards, such as tax cuts or needed legislation.
Furthermore, those who support a candidate expect favors in return if that candidate is elected, just as gifts and bribes have become a way of retaining loyalty and trust.
p.28) Cain murders Abel because he is jealous, and Unferth murders his brothers as well.
A marriage made to bring peace between the Danes and the Jutes fails after a fight between the two nations breaks out killing many from both sides.
It is a desire that is embedded into each human being.
It is only whether or not he or she acts on this desire to be brave that matter s.
Comparison of Modern Day Heroes and Beowulf Most of us have heard of modern day heroes such as Spiderman, Superman, and the Hulk. Heroes are introduced to people early on in life usually as fictional characters, but as children grow older their perceptions of heroes alter.
The characteristics of a hero are usually based around the ideas of a society or culture.