Beowulf and Values

The Anglo-Saxons living in the time of Beowulf did not believe in the afterlife. To them, the only way to experience life after death...

Chivalry is Yet, Not Dead

In some select stories of old/middle english, we can see that people have been fascinated by ideals of heroism, chivalry, and what we now...

The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf

The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf is the one of the most important works of Old English literature, and is well deserved of that distinction. The...

Old Testament Allusions in Beowulf

Throughout literature, many writers have alluded to stories in the Bible. Whether it's from the Old Testament or the New Testament, writers have paid...

Beowulf and Oedipus the King: Two Different Heroes

Melancholy, grief, and madness have pervaded the works of a great many playwrights, and Shakespeare is not an exception. The mechanical regularities of such...

Beowulf-Christianity or Paganism

Beowulf was written in England sometime in the 18th century. "This provides us with an idea of a poem that was written during a...

Beowulf as a Hero

He who had come to them from across the sea, bold and strong minded, had driven affliction off, purged Herot clean. Beowulf has traveled...

The oldest English epic, Beowulf

The oldest English epic, Beowulf, although composed twelve centuries ago, uses many of the same ideals and values that exist in modern life and...

A Critical Appraisal of: Beowulf and Gilgamesh

There are many differences and critical comparisons that can be drawn between the epics of Beowulf and Gilgamesh. Both are historical poems which shape...

Beowulf A Pagan Work

The poem Beowulf was written in England sometime in the 8th century. It was written during a time when the society was in the...

Beowulf: Character Analysis

When he arrived at the Danish land, Beowulf was a young man seeking adventure and glory. Beowulf was distinguished among his people, the Geats,...

Christian Morals in Beowulf

Beowulf is an epic tale that has been changed over time to try and express a christian moral. While this transformation over time has...

Role of Queen in Beowulf & Grendel

In both texts, Beowulf and Grendel, the main purpose of the Queen's are to serve the courts as "weavers of peace". In Grendel however,...

The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf

The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf is the most important work of Old English literature, and is well deserved of the distinction. The epic tells the...

Beowulf – Analysis of the Epic

The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf is the most important work of Old English literature, and is well deserved of the distinction. The epic tells the...

Beowulf and Christianity

There are stories told all over the world handed down from generation to generation. Some remember these stories by memory, but are lost in...

Motivations in Beowulf

The story of Beowulf displays multiple motivations for the multiple characters. For example, adventure is Beowulf’s first motivation, but his drive later changes as...

Paganism, say hello to Christianity

The epic poem of Beowulf blends aspects of the pagan world - such as the belief in fate and the importance of being remembered...

The analysis of St. Augustine Confessions and Beowulf

From the analysis of St. Augustine Confessions and Beowulf, it is clear that the two authors, St. Augustine and the poet respectively, differ on...

The line, Fate will unwind as it must

The line, 'Fate will unwind as it must,'; (284) not only shows that the people believed they had no control of their destiny, but...

Women In Beowulf And Lanval

History has been recorded throughout time in stories, books, poems and other literary works. These writings give historians and readers of the present day...

Beowulf, a story about a young warrior and his quest through life

Beowulf was written during the Anglo-Saxon time period. Beowulf is a story about a young warrior and his quest through life. Some people consider...

Beowulfs Universal Appeal

There are archetypal patterns in life. They reoccur and become familiar to people through all ages and ethnicities. Throughout history, few literary works have...

Grendal Of Beowulf

It is true that Grendel is monstrous. He is not only a deadly enemy to Hrothgar and Herot, but to the Geats in general....

Beowulf – A Noble King

The epic poem Beowulf describes the noblest king of the Anglo-Saxon times, Beowulf. Beowulf is a man who demonstrates all the good qualities of...

Waiting For Godot and Beowulf: Fate

Reading a work of literature often makes a reader experience certain feelings. These feeling differ with the content of the work, and are usually...

Beowulf, a poem of leaders, warriors, evil, and good

Beowulf is a poem of leaders, warriors, evil, and good. It is also a poem of heroes and tragic losses. What kind of a...

The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf

The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf is the most important work of Old English literature, and is well deserved of the distinction. The epic tells the...

Beowulf by a Christian poet

It is common opinion that Beowulf was written by a Christian poet. This was probably true because at the time when it was written,...

Beowulf – Heroes Then and Now

Heroes today have changed from those of Beowulf's day. Back in the time of Beowulf heroes were mainly the protectors of the country such...

Beowulf: First Literary Superhero

Beowulf was the first literary super hero. Like the common day superman, Beowulf has ordinary human characteristics, as well as superhuman powers. Like the...

The Anglo-Saxons Poem

The Anglo-Saxons were the members of the Germanic peoples who invaded England. They were people of their own time, language and culture. In the...

Beowulf Anglo-Saxon poem

Beowulf is a well-known Anglo-Saxon poem that has been in English classes around the United States for almost as long as there have been...

Reflections on Anglo Saxon Life

The Anglo-Saxons set the foundations on which the English nation developed. In spite of continual internal warfare, they built upon those foundations and developed...

Characteristics of The Beowulf Poem

There are many characteristics of the Beowulf poem that make it a significant part of the history of literature. It is a perfect representation...

Beowulf: A Hero’s Epic

In the course of time, many heroes have made their name and many stories have been written to proclaim their greatness. However, none as...

Beowulf, one of the great heroic poems in English literature

Beowulf is one of the great heroic poems in English literature. The epic follows a courageous warrior named Beowulf throughout his young, adult life...

Definition, A Tragic Hero

By definition, a tragic hero is a protagonist that due to some tragic flaw loses everything he has. Throughout history, literature has always been...

Beowulf – A Story About A Young Warrior

Beowulf was written during the Anglo-Saxon time period. Beowulf is a story about a young warrior and his quest through life. Some people consider...

Beowulf Both Shild Shaving and Beowulf

Beowulf Both Shild Shaving and Beowulf were highly honored during their lives. Both were brave warriors, victorious in many Battles. Shild conquered many people,...

Christian Elements in Beowulf

The praised epic poem, Beowulf, is the first great heroic poem in English literature. The epic follows a courageous warrior named Beowulf throughout his...

St. Augustine Confessions and Beowulf

From the analysis of St. Augustine Confessions and Beowulf, it is clear that the two authors, St. Augustine and the poet respectively, differ on...

Beowulf (Christianity vs. Paganism)

In the story of Beowulf, there is a noticeable struggle between Christianity and Paganism, and the characters personal battle between the two. Throughout the...

The Anglo-Saxon Culture as Illustrated in Beowulf

Beowulf is an epic poem, which takes place in ancient Denmark and Geatland and describes the adventures of Beowulf, a Geat hero. Through their...

Beowulf: Qualities of a Hero

A hero is someone that helps others no matter what the situation. There are many qualities that a hero must posses such as bravery,...

Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf

Having a good and noble king is vital to the succession and happiness of a group of people. Unfortunately, not all kings are good...

Beowulf, the title character of an epic poem and Superman

A hero is defined in classical mythology as a man, especially the son of a god and a mortal, who is famous for possessing...

How is Beowulf important to British Literature

The epic poem Beowulf, whose author is unknown, not only captures a readers attention and opens up new doors to his imagination, it gives...

The epic poem, Beowulf

The epic poem, Beowulf, depicts the most heroic man of the Anglo-Saxon times. The hero, Beowulf, was an outstanding warrior with all the extraordinary...

Beowulf-Christianity or Paganism

Beowulf was written in England sometime in the 8th century. This provides us with an idea that the poem that was written during a...