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Comparing Poems about War to Beowulf

it is essentially the duty of this narrator. Beowulf is a man who sees his duty as that which involves risking his life. He goes...

A Discussion of Christian Elements in the Epic Poem Beowulf, and in the Character of Beowulf Himself

the first great epic poems of English history is thought to have been written around the time of the first half of the 8th century...

The Un-Human Enemies of Beowulf

The writer discusses the fact that in Beowulf, which is the oldest poem in English, many of Beowulf's enemies are non-humans. Thes...

Christianity in Beowulf

has received a considerable amount of attention. Eighteenth century critics argued in favor of viewing the poem as fundamentally p...

Beowulf

(VII). In this he is telling Beowulf that he had many apparently noble men claiming they would get rid of the beast but they drank...

The Way in Which Sundiata and Beowulf Present Heroism

The writer compares and contrasts the Old English poem Beowulf with Sundiata, which is an African epic. The writer argues that whi...

Rap and the Rap Culture

The writer discusses the connection between the Old English epic poem Beowulf and today's rap culture. The writer argues that alth...

Gender in Beowulf

readers know that despite her monstrousness, Grendels mother is considered to be human (Porter). When Grendel enters the mead-ha...

The Court of King Hrothgar in Beowulf

The writer uses a close reading of the Old English epic poem Beowulf, and in particular the events at King Hrothgar's court, to ex...

A Comparison of the Song of Roland and Beowulf

The writer compares and analyzes the Song of Roland and Beowulf, two epic poems. The main focus of the paper is the death of the r...

Wilfred Owen/"Dulce et Decorum Est"

This essay pertains to Wilfred Owen's poem, which captures the horror of World War I. Five pages in length, seven sources are cite...

A Modern Viewpoint on Beowulf

The writer considers how we might learn about Beowulf's society by considering what sort of society might have developed if it had...

The Heroism of Beowulf

turbulent in respect to British history ("Angelcynn" PG). It was a time when England was first created, and the time of King Arth...

Christian Dogma in Beowulf

one true God. As this suggests, biblical allusions are plentiful in the Old English epic, particularly in regards to the Old Test...

The Epic “Beowulf”

present Beowulf as a young hero, who is called upon by his fathers old friend King Hrothgar of Geatland, to defend his subjects ag...

War Poems of Wilfred Owen

obviously take the most tragic of subjects and place the words in a way that would make us, the reader, want more, and yet cause u...

Comparative Thematic Analysis of Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye and T.S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land'

and all through the power of words. Eliot doesnt start slowly as his first four lines parody the first four lines of Chaucers fif...

Comparative Analysis of 'Lamia' by John Keats and 'Triumph of Life' by Percy Bysshe Shelley

"the poem asserts that the only resolution in the modern world is irresolution. Hence, The Triumph of Life becomes a latter-day at...

Martin Espada: Heart of Hunger and Imagine the Angels of Bread

could be brought to an end. Espada is really calling for a revolution: He says that "This is the year that squatters evict landlo...

Comparing and Contrasting Achilles and Beowulf

The writer compares and contrasts Achilles, a hero from Greek mythology, with Beowulf, the hero of the Old English epic poem. The ...

Two Views of the Story of Beowulf

"proud of his plunder, sought his dwelling with that store of slaughter" (p. 25). Beowulf is written in Old English and set some...

Lines 2860-2879 of Beowulf

lays dead. No individual has truly come to help him save for one youth, Wiglaf. In these particular lines we note the following: "...

The Culture of the Beowulf Poem

faith primarily in their thane and in "wyrd," which is a pagan reference to fate or destiny, according to Abrams, et al (1968). ...

Analysis of Beowulf

monstrous creature Grendel, Grendels mother, and the dragon - it considers the impact of social obligations (loyalty to God and co...

Beowulf v. Odysseus/Who is the most attractive?

announces to all listeners that this warrior has the skill to battle the monster that has terrorizing Heorot. Beowulf battles Gren...

Epic Poem 'Beowulf' and Comparison of the Dragon and Grendel

night returning, anew began ruthless murder; he recked no whit, / firm in his guilt, of the feud and crime" (II 12-22). When Hrot...

Beowulf Digressions

If our theory is accurate, the digressions serve as portals of time, and remind the listener that he is able to move about in all ...

Beowulf & Odysseus/Ancient Heroes

peers by acclamation rather than divine right. The thane is spoke of as a "giver of treasure in gladness" (Beowulf 46). In other w...

Beowulf

cause of a king in order to help him, essentially asking nothing in return. There is another character, Unferth, who approaches B...

Comparative Poetic Analysis of 'Facing It' by Yusef Komunyakaa and 'Dulce Et Decorum' by Wilfred Owen

timeframe or the conflict. Both clearly make the point that a person is forever changed by war. Interestingly, both use similar ...