Hero and Anti Hero: Beowulf and Grendel

story of Beowulf, an epic heros journey set in Denmark and Sweden, in the sixth century. "To Beowulf now the glory was given, and

"Romeo And Juliet," "Beowulf," "The Epic Of Gilgamesh" And "The Odyssey": Demonstration Of Epic Qualities That Aristotle Imitates

are epitomized, as well as how they endure within their most supreme existence, Beowulf also displays various sociological and humanistic tendencies that are not often recognized in the traditional telling.

13th Warrior/A Beowulf Retelling

of King Hrothgar in defeating a man-eating monster, Grendel, who is terrorizing his people and killing his warriors each night. There is, likewise, a similar threat to King Hrothgars people.

Revenge and the Law in Beowulf and Njal’s Saga

and Njals Saga (written in the thirteenth century) - revenge and the law are the primary themes that link each tale. They reveal much about the pagan era and

Beowulf and King Arthur

the eighth century A.D. He was a rather nomadic warrior, who would fight battles for country that needed his services. He was particularly close to King Hrothgar of

The Epic “Beowulf”

text, a supernatural force, and the celebration of the hero. Structurally speaking, an epic is "a long narrative poem on a great and serious subject" (Lucas). A primary epic

Beowulf v. Odysseus/Who is the most attractive?

great mead-hall Heorot, which is ruled by Hrothgar. Section VIII of the poem pictures Beowulf addressing the assembly and bragging extravagantly about his own brave, skill and heroism. He says,

Beowulf & Aeneas

Aeneas is bound by the heroic values of a warrior class. However, while Aeneas first inclination is to fight the invading Greeks, he is presented with portents and powerful visual

Contrasting Beowulf’s Battles With Grendel (and His Mother) and the Dragon

serve the king and save the Danes, who appear to be senselessly slaughtered. He may have been drafted into the contest, but he undertakes the task as his own.

Beowulf was a Hero

ago a hero was most likely male and invincible. Heroes were the real deal then. They were strong and manly and although they were allowed to express emotion, they were

Beowulf/Its Culture

existed between a warrior and his "thane," that is, his liege lord. The concept of thane is not precisely synonymous with "king," as the relationship is founded on mutual feelings

Beowulf/ Symbolism and Allegory

a hero with the strength of thirty men in his hand...against monsters" (Lee 239). In a famous 1936 lecture on Beowulf, Tolkien presented a rhetorically powerfully call for scholars and

Women in “Beowulf” and “Sundiata” (“Sunjata”)

Hygd, Freawaru, Hildeburh, Thryth and the monster Grendels mother. Most of these women seldom venture beyond conventional stereotypes of being caregivers, hostesses or keepers of the peace. Only

Retelling “Beowulf”

a more contemporary context so that readers can relate to the tale, the characters, and the conflict, instead of merely struggling to understand the Medieval English that reads more like

STYLISTIC DEVICES IN EPIC POEMS

chronicle their initial assessment of one another. The Queen also has her say on the matter. Historically speaking, what these sections serve to do is show the importance of