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This is a great, stirring epic. Benedict lays great stress on the need to extend hospitality to all who come to the community. See all reviews. Please enter the message.
Another good thing about this version is the extras, historical information, which were both features of the "Saga of the Volsungs," an Icelandic epic about the warrior Sigurd that dates from several hundred years after Beowu? Adequate but not nearly as good as I expected from his prize and some beowullf. I anticipated a meandering plot and glorification of violence against humans? Especially given this is a verse translation.
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The poem begins and ends with funerals with warrior kings giving look at pagan worldview even as the unknown Christian poet tried to his best to hide it with references to Christian religiosity. Get to Know Us? The events in the poem take place over most of the sixth century, after the Anglo-Saxons had started migrating to England and before the beginning of the seventh century. The answer is by no means clear. Shop Bzrnes Brands.
Widely regarded as the first true masterpiece of English literature, Beowulf describes the thrilling adventures of a great Scandinavian warrior of the sixth century. Its lyric intensity and imaginative vitality are unparalleled, and the poem has greatly influenced many important modern novelists and poets, most notably J. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings. Part history and part mythology, Beowulf opens in the court of the Danish king where a horrible demon named Grendel devours men in their sleep every night. Ultimately triumphant, Beowulf becomes king himself and rules peacefully for fifty years until, one dark day, a foe more powerful than any he has yet faced is aroused—an ancient dragon guarding a horde of treasure. Once again, Beowulf must summon all his strength and courage to face the beast, but this time victory exacts a terrible price. Upload Sign In Join.
Show More. Preview this item Preview this item. This puts a damper on their evening celebrations. I did find it the best translation, however?
It is one of the most important works of Old English literature. Beowulf, his attendants cremate his body and erect a tower on a headland in his me. Get to Know Us. After his death.