BEOWULF COMPARISON/CONTRAST ESSAY Every generation has had its heroes who reflect the general character of that society. Compare and contrast Beowulf with a hero of today. (This modern hero may be real or fictional but he/she must reflect the values of contemporary culture (the last twenty to fifty years).) How are they the same? How are they different? Why? (In other words, what do these similarities and/or differences reveal about the change in or continuity of morals and values?) Need some ideas? Check out: www.time.com/time/time100/heroes/index.html . Here you will find short articles about 20 recognized heroes of the 20thcentury. If you end up quoting specific information, make sure to give credit to the author in the parentheses following the quotation. Here's an example. Sir Edmund Hillary's “heroism of debts repaid and causes sustained [is] far more inspiring than the gung-ho kind” (Morris). The essay should be about 500 words in length (2 double-spaced typed pages using 12-point font). This essay is due Turn in a printed copy of your paper to me at the beginning of the period on the due date above. Also submit a copy electronically to www.turnitin.com by the end of the day on that date.