The Epic Hero- Beowulf. quote. Beowulf- Tis better for a man to avenge his friends than to spend his days lamenting. from book two page 4. Summary Book one-. Dark and visceral, the graphic novel version of Beowulf created by Gareth Hinds is considered to be one of the most successful adaptations of. 1 • Beowulf Teachers’ Guide adapted and illustrated by. GARETH HINDS. HC: PB: CANDLEWICK PRESS.

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Gareth Hinds, Beowulf (2007)

This is a portion hindd translations of Beowulf accompanied by art done in the comic book veign. Here, it is not only presented clearly but does not chop up the flow and remains intimate in scale. I’m not sure what this version of Beowulf lacked in text or was able to supplement through art work, but I found myself wanting more details. Beowulf is a challenging poem.

Gareth Hinds’ Beowulf

Also, there’s a really unnecessary image of I think New York City overlaying Hrothgar’s farewell speech, and it is completely out of place, and doesn’t even fit well thematically.

He is a brave thane then a powerful king, hinsd the beasts that terrifying the world. Feb 20, Gabrielle rated it it was ok.

Books by Gareth Hinds. The epic tale of the great warrior Beowulf has thrilled readers through the ages — and now it is reinvented for a new generation with Gareth Hinds’s masterful illustrations.


It just is, and Hinds made absolutely the correct choice on which translation to use. If ever you scratched your head while reading the tale of Beowulf, simply peruse this comic. Dark and visceral, the graphic novel version of Beowulf hins by Gareth Hinds is considered to be one of the most successful adaptations of the Old English tale. Almost immediately one of the warriors shoots an arrow through its head as the other men run it through with their spears.

Though it’s only recently getting the credit it deserves, this format has a rich tradition and requires exercising a special skill set to really appreciate it. Mar 01, Jen rated it it was ok Shelves: While this particular adaptation has not been subject to extensive criticism, it is shocking to me that this has been entirely overlooked.

Gareth Hinds’ Beowulf

Next we’ll discuss the character designs. A must read at some point for everyone. Church’s translation and that of Francis Gummerein which a vicious monster named Grendel terrorizes the great hall of King Hrothgar for 12 winters, and the hero Beowulf arrives from afar, to try to defeat the creature and succeeds—with his gadeth hands.

Want to Read saving…. Some will argue that this moral is less applicable to a contemporary audience, but I would argue that, as corny as it may sound, the virtues of selflessness are timeless. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Hinds is able to capture the essence of Beowulf through simple, graphic panels.

Beowulf is a difficult thing to review and perhaps even more difficult beowulr accurately interpret given its multitude of translations and revisions with various intentions in mind.


These panels depict Beowulf first arriving on the shores of Denmark viewing the might of Herot. This is just one example of A world wear monsters and dragons roam the earth terrorizing human kind there is a hero who was born to slay them his name Beowulf.

They were where I found the rest of the story, of course. Beowulf is a story of ego, humanity, and the cyclical nature of violence.

Through Hinds’ images, the reader is able to better understand this tale – far better than the films! Each chapter begins with a brief narrative paying homage to the cadences of the story’s early verse renditionsbefore giving way to a lengthy, wordless and bloody battle.

In addition to the text on the page, the image makes immediately clear to the reader two things: The first two books, those about Grendel and Grendel’s Mother, are hard to read because the art is so messy and the panels are arranged so that people unfamiliar with the poem would probably have a tough time.

With the aid of the graphic novel, I believe that more students will tune-in during the readings and discussion of Beowulf. Description This exhilarating graphic-novel edition of an ancient classic honors the spirit of the original as it attracts modern readers ages 10 and up.