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When you compare Beowulf to any modern novel or movie Beowulf seems childlike at best Beowulf is told in a straightforward uncomplicated manner very unlike many of todays works which contain complex plots and themes What makes Beowulf readable to an adult and not just children Why do people find stories such as Beowulf so intriguing Why is Beowulf or any myth significantBeowulf the story of the young Beowulf sent by fate to save a kingdom plagued with a nightmarish monster a rather basic plot synopsis especially for a story that has been around for more than one thousand years However Beowulf contains far more long-standing impact than a slew of the best selling books at any bookstore Beowulf as any myth teaches many moral lessons giving us a detailed insight into the culture and writers beliefs through written accounts of morality and religion and through the tales deep symbolism And it also provides for an entertaining ride filled with supernatural feats and monsters with an inspirational hero or role model for the reader In contrast to some other popular mythological stories such as the tales of the Greek gods Beowulf is almost believable Beowulf is just over the edge of real it pushes our definition of what exists but not to the point to where we cannot imagine what is happening in the story Also I feel that Beowulf is a superior work of mythology because Beowulf is a true and perfect hero and represents the personality and courage most people wish they hadIn Episode 1 the story begins with the tale of Scyld Sceafing which parallels Beowulfs evolution it is the motif of a helpless child turning into a great king Similarly Sceafing arrives from the water to the Danish lands in the same way Beowulf arrives This is a popular theme in many myths a small and weak one rising to be strong and a leader ie Jesus Part of the beauty
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