Paper: A Connection between the Main Character in Beowulf and Dr. Martin Luther King

also uses no weapons to conquer over racism. Kings followers attended his rallies and listened to his words, which made King appear more powerful than he already was. His many speeches and meetings with political influences allowed him to win victory over separation of colors. Beowulf differs from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. because his strength is somatic. Beowulf completely disconnects a gigantic monsters arm with his bare hands. He boasts of his strength by saying, | drove / Five great giants into chains, chased / All of that race from the earth. | swam / In the blackness of night, hunting monsters / Out of the ocean, and killing them one / By one(I.232-237). King never used physical strength to battle against his enemy; instead, it came from his spirit and his mind. After being beat and humiliated, King still refused to use force against his persecutors. He knew his words would be far more effective than rude actions. The death of Martin Luther King came unexpected. In his time of greatest triumph he was assassinated by one who disagreed with his preachings. King was not able to know how much of an impact he made on America today, nor was he ever fully rewarded for his great accomplishments. Beowulf, on the other hand, is able to wreak the benefits of his hard work. He becomes King and takes part in many more battles before his death. Beowulfs passing is no surprise, because his army knows that he has grown ill and weak over the years. While once again fighting a battle with evil, he is struck down never again to rise. Forms of remembrance have been set up for both Beowulf and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For Beowulf, a temple was built in his honor, which stands strong and tall. The temple is also Beowulfs resting place, for his ashes are stored inside its walls. On January 20, 1986, Dr. Martin Luther Kings birthday was set aside as a national holiday of honor and tribute. Beowulf and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....