The Comparison of Monstrous Representation

The depiction of the monstrous in Beowulf and "Dragons, Giants, and Legendary Creatures" emphasizes several monstrous characteristics and their cultural relevance. Whereas Beowulf highlights the physical grotesqueness of monsters and their relationship with outsiders, "Dragons, Giants, and Legendary Creatures" focuses on their exoticism and separation from English civilization. By comparing these two depictions, we may acquire insight into the cultural and social problems of the period and how the monstrous was used to define and comprehend the self and the other. 

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