Old English Poem: Beowulf
Old English is a term to refer to the language and the literature spoken and written in Britain during the time between the coming of the Anglo-Saxons to Britain in the fifth century and the Norman Conquest in 1066. There are many tribes such as the Picts, Ju...
In the following essay, Helen Conrad-O'Briain discusses the epic elements of and analyzes the Anglo-Saxon epic techniques the Beowulf poet used in the poem. She also compares the character of Beowulf with other epic heroes and reviews several of the themes of the work, including the role of God and...
What makes a character from any form of literature an epic hero? The world of literature says it is high status of the character, the brave deed they commit, any long journeys they make, the formal speeches they give and saving a nation or people. Now who are these heroes? Achilles, Odysseus, Hercul...
The epic of an epic hero with an epic grip. The epic of Beowulf.
In the epic of Beowulf, The translators Raffle, and Heaney tell us the tale of an epic hero Beowulf. They give us an insight into the culture of the Anglo-Saxons by using an epic hero that embodies the culture of his...
Contrast and Similarities between Beowulf and “Beowulf”
Beowulf, an epic written down in the year 1060 by the Beowulf Poet, is the epitome of what true writing is, defining the standard of the epic itself. The more modern film of “Beowulf”, produced in 2007, is an attempt to do justice to...
The Epic Hero Beowulf
The anonymously written Beowulf, is associated with an epic hero, Beowulf, enduring great feats to leave behind a legacy. He thrives as hero with strength, bravery, and a boisterous attitude. Every battle Beowulf faces is a challenge which boosts his moral and...
Order Overpowers Chaos
In the epic poem Beowulf, the warrior hero Beowulf chooses to confront the tyrannical monster Grendel in his own domain, the hijacked mead hall of Heorot. A battle of brute strength ensues, in which Grendel, unable to escape his opponent’s awesome armgrip, rips away...
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The Concept of Faith in Beowulf
A Twist of Fate for the Great Hero Beowulf Fate seems to be an ongoing theme in the works of Boethius and Beowulf. Whether it is a belief of Christian providence or pagan fatalism, the writers of these works are strongly moved by the concept...
Grendel, the first antagonist in the epic poem Beowulf, is most definitely a monster. To even compare him to a "rambunctious youth" is irrational. The narrator emphasizes his monster-like qualities and even refers to him as a monster. The diction deliberately portrays him as evil, as do Grendel's ow...
Beowulf is perhaps the most important work from Anglo-Saxon literature. The poem tells the story of Beowulf, a warrior from Geatland, which is now present-day Sweden. Beowulf exemplifies the traits of the perfect hero. The poem explores his heroism in two...
The epic poem Beowulf which was written in pagan times, it is complete with many allusions to topics relating to the Christian faith that can be used as evidence of a Christian influence. For instance passages containing biblical history, displeasure with heathen ideas, and the mention of doctrines...
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A translation by Burton Raffel
Meet the Geats, Danes, and Swedes of Beowulf
y the time that Beowulf was written down, Germanic tribes from Scandinavia and elsewhere in northern Europe had been invading England’s shores for cent...
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While the poem is Old English, it focuses on the Geats (a people who lived in the southern part of Sweden before being conquered by their traditional enemies, the Swedes, toward the end of the sixth century) and Danes. Assumed to be composed sometime in the eighth century A.D., it seems...
The main protagonist, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, whose great hall, Heorot, is plagued by the monster Grendel. Beowulf kills Grendel with his bare hands and Grendel's mother with a sword, which giants once used, that Beowulf found in Gren...
An Introduction to American Poetry
List of Some Noted American Poets
American Literature: Poetry, verse in English that originates from the territory now known as the United States. American poetry differs from British or English poetry chiefly because America’...
A History of English Literature
by Robert Huntington Fletcher
The last completed period of English literature, almost coincident in extent with the reign of the queen whose name it bears (Victoria, queen 1837-1901), stands nearly beside The Elizabethan perio...
Beowulf was written by an anonymous figure but historians theorize that it was written by a christian monk. Beowulf emblematizes the characteristics of the flawless hero. The poem investigates his fortitude in two apportioned junctures—juvenescence and seniority—and through three...