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This must be a foreshadowing. The King’s Son who feared Nothing.

Gareth Hinds’s Beowulf | The Green Man Review

Overview Music Video Charts. Not only the behavior but the words themselves reflect a hero’s battle and ultimate triumph. He begins with a credit to two versions of the familiar story A. If anyone is interested, I wrote a grad paper comparing the traditional text and graphic novel. Refresh and try again.

Unferth beowulg over the line and Beowulf quickly puts him back in his place. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Bbeowulf any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

The Hinds version, though, has enlivened the story for me and does make me want to reread the original.

Beowulf by Gareth Hinds

The Thinking Man, Paralysis by Analysis. These scenes are completely absent of text, but Hinds’s illustrations are full of texture and meaning, thus telling the story as well as any accompanying text could have. I think it was easier when I was reading it with the class and talking about it with the teacher. Having not read the original epic poem this graphic novel is my primary source of understanding for what is considered the oldest surviving long beowulr in Old English and one of the most important works in Old English Literature.

He is a brave thane then a powerful king, slaying the beasts that terrifying the world.

The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune. We appreciate your feedback. The Nix of the Mill-Pond. Once again I downloaded this on Comixology following a tip from A. 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. Each chapter begins with a brief narrative paying homage beowuld the cadences of the story’s early verse renditionsbefore giving way to a lengthy, wordless and bloody battle.


Sign up to get a Weekly Email from Medievalists. Poems Of William Blake. Is this dragon creeping forward or merely a beast chasing its own tail?

Perhaps I will enjoy this more when I am not forced to read it for uni.

Dec 27, Cathleen rated it really liked it Shelves: Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

But it reads more like a synopsis of Beowulf.

Hinds is able to capture the essence of Beowulf through simple, graphic panels. 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. Aug 28, Ali rated it really liked it. 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 bare hands.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Dark and visceral, the graphic novel version of Beowulf created by Gareth Hinds is considered to be one of the most successful adaptations of the Old English tale. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Dec 07, Jesse Field rated it it was amazing Shelves: When I initially read this it was the first graphic version of the epic tale that I had read. The most vibrant colors are those of fire and sky; the flames and their emanating light bring life to the drab setting and the night sky is a deep and unworldly blue.


Since all of the films were spoken for and since Beowulf never made a record as far as he knowshe opted to review this comic because he also likes comics. Speeches filled with courage and sadness, lightning-paced contests of muscle and will, and funeral boats burning on the fjords are all rendered in glorious and gruesome detail.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I had them read the text first and then the graphic novel; the emphasis I wanted to make was twofold: May 16, Chris Bass added it Shelves: In my book, that makes this successful.

Hinds’s angular perspectives and unusual color palettes dark, ruddy colors, deep burgundy blood, and not a ray of sunshine in sight lend the book an almost overwhelming sense of menace. He has also been a student of history, art, theater, psychology, ceramics, and dance.

Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra. Reviews for this version of Beowulf have been very positive. The Fisherman And His Wife. Then he must contend with Grendel’s mother, when she comes to avenge her son’s fate; the third chapter deals with the mournful end to the hero’s life, resulting from a battle with an enormous dragon.

Gareth Hinds’ Beowulf

But then we hit Vareth and Grendel’s mother The graphic novel has also found its way into classrooms, where it is used as a new way of looking at the Old English tale. I feel that children’s fiction writers therefore have to be particularly conscious and careful of what they say. The artwork is beautiful.