The poem Beowulf, is believed to consist of many Christian themes and values. However there are beliefs that the poem is essentially Pagan or only half-heartedly Christian. I think that the author is a Christian poet who decided to write about a pre-Christian hero as a way to teach moral lessons. Beowulf only survives his […]

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As may you know that Beowulf is the oldest poem epic in existence old English in the meantime the epic poem believed having written from around the year 800. Beowulf, an ancient Anglo-Saxon lyric almost a warrior who fights and devastates three stunning creatures. Although composed long back, the feelings communicated inside this work, feelings […]

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When reading “Beowulf, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” and “Le Morte”, we discover the different qualities that different cultures think are heroic. Anglo-Saxon and middle ages have many stories involving heroic traits. Even though the stories are based on being heroic, their stories are not the same. Anglo-Saxon revolves around epic poems and the […]

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In the epic story Beowulf, the parallels between the time period of the story and the modern day society are very evident, along with the obvious similarities between the United States and Beowulf. The United States being a “warrior-like” force and coming the aid of other countries when needed, similar to how Beowulf and his […]

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Beowulf and Odysseus both faced many hardships, trials, and injustices in their stories. When they were faced with those trials, they always had a choice in how to react to them. They both had similar and different ways of responding to these, whether in a heroic manner or not. To begin with The Oddysey, after […]

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In our way of life, with distraction material products ordinarily shallowness indicates, and the quest for wealth is as often as possible seen as contradictory—or if nothing else intense to accommodate—with our ethical feelings. In Beowulf, nonetheless, the Danes, Geats, and Swedes’ aggregate worship for fortune is never again spoken to as an inadequacy or […]

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A tragic flaw, by definition, is a trait in a character, often the hero of the literary piece, that leads to his downfall. This trait is often pride, but could also be the lack of self-knowledge or lack of judgment. A tragic flaw is also seen as a weakness within the hero. Beowulf is considered […]

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The mislaid portion that has been principally disregarded, perhaps more through intellectual neglect than through physical damage, is the place of womenfolk within the poem. The trope of the female gallant in Anglo-Saxon literature has converted even rarer than the document that contained its tradition. The heroic rhyme of this period is too often definite […]

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In our culture, preoccupation with fabric goods oftentimes connotes shallowness, and the pursuit of riches is often seen as incompatible—or at least hard to reconcile—with our ethical convictions. In Beowulf, however, the Danes, Geats, and Swedes’ collective reverence for treasure is no longer represented as a shortcoming or moral weakness. In fact, the poem regularly […]

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Along the many lines of the epic poem, Beowulf’s personality remains unchanged. Herepresents a warrior with the qualities and strength of both a god and a man. The author depictsBeowulf as a hero but also presents his hubris as one of his tragic flaws. He obtains a sort of“magic power” when he makes a firm […]

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