Both Beowulf and The Divine Comedy are allegorical works that employ parallel plots to tell their stories.
In both of these texts, a character leaves their homeland in order to go on a journey through an unfamiliar land before returning home.
This idea is paralleled by the hero’s quest for knowledge, which takes him from one place to another.
Published: September 12, 2017 Tags: parallel plots in beowulf and divine comedy; hero’s quest for knowledge takes him from one place to another.
The hero of Beowulf leaves his homeland in order to find the dragon and slay it.
However, he remains an outsider because he is not able to return home after slaying Grendel’s Mother.
The protagonist Dante finds himself exiled from Florence as a result of political strife within that city-state.
He travels through hell before returning back to earth where he finally dies once more in exile at Ravenna.
Parallel Plots in Beowulf and Divine Comedy: Both beowulf and divine comedy are allegorical works that employ parallel plots to tell their stories.
Both texts have characters who leave their homeland in order to go on journeys through unfamiliar lands before returning home.