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in English so thoroughly that their worlds are more familiar than that of the first native epic, even thought it was composed centuries after them. Achilles rings a bell, not Scyld Sc[pic]fing. Ithaca leads the mind in a certain direction, but not Heorot. The Sibyl of Cumae will stir certain associations, but not bad Queen Modthryth. First-time readers of Beowulf very quickly rediscover the meaning of the term ‘the Dark Ages’, and it is in the hope of dispelling some of the puzzlement they are bound...

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Beowulf - the Ideal Hero

immediately notices that Beowulf is well respected. The tone of the work suggests that even the narrator holds him in high esteem, "the man whose name was known for courage, the Geat Leader" (Heaney, 11) (the chapter is entitled "The Hero comes to Heorot"). Beowulf is introduced with grandeur. He is allowed to mention his own name and goes on to describe some of his feats, "They had seen me boltered in the blood of enemies, when I battled and bound five beasts, raided a troll nest and slaughtered...

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History of English Literature

10th c. written in 7th or 8th AD. About the ancestors of English race. Honor, wisdom, courage, loyalty of lords and warriors. This epic first time mentions women, Dannish princess in this epic. Story: king of Danes, Hrothgar, built a great hall, Heorot, near the sea and all gathered there at night to feast and listen to songs. One night monster, Grendel, came and killed 30 sleeping warriors. For 12 winters he kept doing this, the warriors couldn’t defeat the monster. Beowulf, living at Geats with...

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Beowulf History Outline

“So his mind turned to hall-building, he handed down orders for men to work on a great mead hall meant to be a wonder of the world forever; it would be his throne-room and there he would dispense his God-given goods to you and old- hall of halls. Heorot was the name he had settled on it…” * When the book described the Denmark king’s hall, it set forth the high decorum of noble behavior. The behavior we see in the hall is considered elaborate courtesies, in the Germanic times. “It was...

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The Values of Germanic, Pagan, and Christian Cultures Created Hero’s and Heroine's

why he is fighting under him. “The blade sheared through the death-doomed flesh. She fell to the ground; the sword was gory; he was glad at the deed…he saw where Grendel lay at rest, his life had wasted through he wound he had got in the battle at Heorot” (Alexander, p 58). In this passage, Beowulf kills Grendel’s mother and finds the corpse of Grendel from the previous battle. The reason why Beowulf defends Hygelac is because the family ties. He feels that it is his obligation since Hygelac is part...

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Medieval English Literature

begins with a praise to Scyld Scefing, king of Denmark, who won many victories. It relates his funeral, how he was put on a ship along with his guns and other worthies • Scyld’s grandson, Hrothgar is an old warrior. He led a happy life in his Heorot, a golden palace until one day a giant descending from Cain begins to attack Herot. These attacks continue for twelve years, eac time 30 people lose their lives. • Beowulf (great fame, great heart in Old English), who lives in Geatland with...

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Wealth in Beowulf vs. Wealth in Canterbury Tales

wealth was an important aspect of life. The main purpose of wealth during that time was to give it to other people and receive it, usually as presents. The king would give wealth to his warriors, or build new things for them, like Hrothgar built a Heorot, where they could eat, drink, relax, enjoy their time. He did it for the purpose of ensuring their loyalty. If they had a good life under the rule of the king, and he paid them well, then they would sacrifice their lives for him. This function of...

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Greek Mythology and B. Knossos. C.

vernacular language was Beowulf , which was compiled and passed on by a. renowned authors. B. bards and scops. C. knights and warriors. D. university scholars. 57. Grendel has been attacking the Danes for twelve years before Beowulf arrives in Heorot, a a. sacred battlefield. B. Beowulf’s magical sword. C. the name of Hrothgar’s throne. D. the Danes’ great mead hall. 58. While Beowulf hails from modern-day Sweden, to which group does he belong? a. the Swedes. b. the Geats. c. The Franks...

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Christianity in Beowulf

against the sky-plague. He had scant regard for the dragon as a threat, no dread at all of its courage or strength, for he had kept going often in the past, through perils and ordeals of every sort, after he had purged Hrothgar’s hall, triumphed in Heorot and beaten Grendel (Beowulf, 2345-53). This section of the poem explains how Beowulf is not afraid of the dragon, so he takes the dragon by himself just like how he fought Grendel and Grendel’s mother. It also describes Beowulf being too courage...

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Old English words

Held) hæþen, adj., heathen heafod, noun, n., head heah, adj., high hearh, noun, m., heathen shrine (cp. place-name Harrow) heaðorinc, m., warrior (poet.) helm, noun, m., protection, cover, helmet heofon, noun, m., heaven heorot, noun, m., deer, stag (cp. MnE hart, Heorot in Beowulf) here, noun, m., army (cp. MnG Heer) hergian, verb, to ravage (cp. MnE to harry) hild, noun, f., battle (cp. Christian name Hilda) hlaf, noun, m., bread (cp. MnE loaf) hlaford, noun, m., lord (cp. OE hlaf, bread...

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