In Beowulf there are many symbols and elements. The symbols of heroic and as too Grendel represented all the good and evil. These characteristic of the poem are important, but not relevant to today's society. In the poem Beowulf, Beowulf is an epic hero. The poem gives the idea of what a hero really is. Many of this ideas have been carried to modern society, and one person follows these traits of Beowulf. That’s is the modern hero of Michael Jordan. Both Michael Jordan and Beowulf have a surprisingly similar journey.
The similarities between Beowulf and Michael start off with their fathers. Beowulf's father was a great warrior who had earned a reputation as being strong and courageous. Although, Beowulf's father was and killed and never saw his son do great things. All these traits of Beowulf's father are similar to that of Michael's dad. James Jordan was a great professional baseball player who had earned a reputation as a hustle player and a good leadoff man. James was later killed and was not able to see his son do great things in life.
It is known that both Beowulf and Michael earned reputations when they were young. Beowulf earned his reputations by killing nine sea monsters, all while competing in a sea. Beowulf did go on to lose the race, but earned a great deal of respect in his homeland when his people heard the story. Michael earned his reputation much in the same way as Beowulf. Michael, however, earned his reputation on the basketball court in North Carolina. At the University of North Carolina, Michael became college basketball's best player. He became very popular and earned a solid reputation just like Beowulf.
Since Beowulf and Michael had earned solid reputations, they had to step outside their homelands in order to become heroes. For Beowulf, this meant that he had to leave Geatland to go and help the people of Daneland. For Michael, this meant leaving the NCAA for the NBA. Because of each of their great...