What's the Difference between Beowulf the Book and Beowulf the Movie?

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Beowulf

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Released: 0
Author: Unknown

Beowulf

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Released: 2007
Director: Robert Zemeckis
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Beowulf
Beowulf
Portrayed by: Ray Winstone
Hrothgar
Hrothgar
Portrayed by: Anthony Hopkins
Wiglaf
Wiglaf
Portrayed by: Brendan Gleeson
Unferth
Unferth
Portrayed by: John Malkovich
Grendel
Grendel
Portrayed by: Crispin Glover
Grendel's mother
Grendel's mother
Portrayed by: Angelina Jolie
wiglaf
wiglaf
Portrayed by: Brendan Gleeson
Wiglaf
Wiglaf
Portrayed by: Brendan Gleeson
Dragon
Dragon
Beowulf Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Grendel slays the Danes in the night, while they are sleeping, so that none have a chance to challenge him. Grendel bursts into Heorot in the night, but the Danes are awake, and fully witness his killing.
   Beowulf rips out Grendel's arm with his bare hands. Beowulf grapples Grendel, who has a chain wrapped around his arm, pulling it loose. As Grendel is trying to flee Heorot, Beowulf slams the door on his arm, severing it.
   After Grendel's death, his mother goes to Heorot to avenge him, but being weaker than her son, only makes off with a single thane, Æschere. Beowulf is asleep in Heorot after slaying Grendel when he has a nightmare about Grendel's mother, awaking from it to see that she has silently murdered many of the men in Heorot.
   Immediately after Grendel's mother's attack, Beowulf and some men track her down to her lair. Before going in, Unferth bestows the sword Hrunting unto Beowulf. As no one witnessed Grendel's mother's slaughter, it is through Hrothgar that Beowulf learns of her identity. Unferth gives Hrunting to Beowulf before he and Wiglaf depart from Heorot.
   Wiglaf is a Scylfing prince, having become a vassal of Beowulf after abandoning the rule of Onela years after Beowulf's exploits in Denmark. Wiglaf is Beowulf's companion since before he sets off on his quest to slay Grendel.
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