ANDREA ARTUNDUAGA CRUZ
HISTORY, CIVILIZATION AND BRITISH LITERATURE.
March 18, 2013
BEOWULF: AN OLD ENGLISH ANONYMOUS EPIC POEM ABOUT AN OUTSTANDING WARRIOR. Beowulf is an epic poem written in Old English product of English literature from medieval times to remotely Anglo-Saxon times, roughly between centuries from 7 to 12. This poem originally in your manuscript does not have a title or name, but it is call Beowulf because this tells the story of a hero named Beowulf, Gautama protagonist of a series of events that are specifically narrated in the poem. (Wolf, 2011) The poem tells the Viking warrior life and underline four major events: Beowulf as the bee-wolf hero, murderer and rending of beasts and monsters; the battle with Grendel and his devastating attacks to Heorot kingdom; the evil that lurks in Grendel's mother, the ruthless cunning and provocation are the arms of a devil with a thirst for revenge for the death of his son, and the defeat of the dragon in a last effort. Beowulf as the bee-wolf hero, murderer and rending of beasts and monsters. The poem recounts the arrival of Beowulf to Denmark to help with his 14 men warriors to defeat to the ogre Grendel. The poem describes the adventures that Beowulf faced, and at the same time Beowulf tells and explains his amazing stories about how he kills with his own hands many beasts and creature. Beowulf says: "I killed the monster with my own sword, nailing it to his heart" Therefore, we can see men's model that existed at that time, men designed for battles in search of glory as we as mentioned Beowulf when arrives in Denmark. He says "to come here is to die for the glory, not for gold" Beowulf was a hero in search of grandeur, of being part of history for centuries, and he wanted to be a warrior unparalleled, that did not afraid to mention his triumphs and the number of monsters that he has killed, emphasizing Beowulf says "I've killed 10, and the last time was 3" The...
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