Jonah Callinan Introduction to the Humanities Mr. Arthurs/ Mr. Sycher 29 April 2013 Beowulf Youtube Questions Vocab impoverished represented by few species or individuals fringe an ornamental border consisting of short straight or twisted threads or strips hanging from cut or raveled edges or from a separate band compilation the act or process of compiling agent one that acts or exerts power eponymous of, relating to, or being the person or thing for whom or which something is named minstrels one of a class of medieval musical entertainers; especially : a singer of verses to the accompaniment of a harp kin a group of persons of common ancestry monastery a house for persons under religious vows idolatrous of or relating to idolatry flogging to beat with or as if with a rod or whip remunerative profitable mourning the act of sorrowing Response
1. Section one: Given the phrase “Language is thought” please describe how the video explains how Beowulf became “a literary classic”. The anglo saxons clung to their old home and ways through poems such as this. It has the key elements of the heros journey as the hero fights monsters, goes on adventures, and in the end finds himself. He also attracts the imagination and appeals to the readers emotions.
2. Section two: What does the site of the Sutton Hoo excavation do for the sustainability/ believability of the Beowulf manuscript? The many stories of buried treasure as well as the people dreaming saw gold on this land. This sparked the interest in the land and helped motivate them to begin excavating. they found a massive ship beneath the earth. On this boat, treasures told in the opening of Beowulf, appear to be located on her.
3. Section two through three:Identify and explain at least three distinctions/ syntheses between Christian and Pagan elements of the poem. How are both elements presented in the poem?...
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