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Title: Beowulf and the Anglo Saxons


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Beowulf and the Anglo Saxons
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Beowulf
FAME COMES TO THE MEN WHO MEAN TO WIN IT. -
BEOWULF
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BEOWULF NOTES
  • Started in the oral tradition, passed down by
    scops (traveling minstrels)
  • Written in the 1000s in Old English

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BEOWULF NOTES
  • Hero a man distinguished
  • by nobility, strength, and courage above all
    others

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BEOWULF NOTES
  • EPIC - long narrative poem (usually oral)
  • celebrating the deeds of hero or legendary
  • figure
  • Begins in Medias Res (middle of the story)
  • Serious manner / elevated language
  • Ex. It uses epithets, kennings, similes
  • Good vs. Evil, supernatural entities
  • Represents national, culture or religious values
  • Exs. Virgils Anied, Dantes Divine
    Comedy/Inferno,
  • Miltons Paradise Lost, Tolkeins
    Lord of the Ring

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BEOWULF TRAILER
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vv9qpqyO_dmU

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Beowulf
Here are a few of the many variations of pictures
featuring Beowulf and other characters from the
great epic poem Beowulf.
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Authentic photographs of a helmet, ship, and
shield that wouldve been used during the time in
which Beowulf takes place 6th century A.D.
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Tales of the Heroic Ages Siegfried and Beowulf
by George T. Tobin in 1901
Beowulf battling Breca.
Beowulf landing on Danish soil.
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The death of Beowulf
Beowulf in Herot
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Drawings from J.R. Skeltons 1908 Childrens book
on Beowulf
Grendel!
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John Gardner wrote a novel called Grendel,
written about Beowulf from Grendels point of
view.
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Beowulf was turned into a comic book/graphic
novel by Garith Hinds.
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Beowulf has been made into several film versions.
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The Illustrated Political Beowulf
  • http//greenehamlet.com/beowulf/index.html
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