Sterling Publishing Company, Incorporated, Jun 1, 2008 - Beowulf - 86 pages
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Aeschere Analysis Anglo-Saxon arguments armor avenge bard barrow battle behavior bell jar Beow Beowulf poet Beowulf receives Beowulf's death Beowulf's father Beowulf's fight boasts body paragraphs Breca Cain character Christian contrast Danes Danish defeat of Grendel demon Denmark descended dragon Ecgtheow encounter epic evil example fate feud fight Grendel Finnsburg episode foreshadows Beowulf's Freawaru Frisians funeral Geatish king Geatland Geats glory gold Grendel's mother hall Heorot hero heroic code heroism Hildeburh honor Hrothulf Hrunting Hygd Hygelac idea important introduction Kill a Mockingbird killed King Heremod lineage lines literary essay literature lord loyalty mead-hall monster narrative narrator Old English poetry pagan patriarchal history plot poem's poet's reader recounts reputation rewards ruler Scandinavian scop seems Shield Sheafson Sigemund slaying society SparkNotes speech story swimming match sword symbol tells tension themes throne throughout Beowulf throughout the poem torque treasure tribes Unferth values vengeance warrior culture Wealhtheow Wiglaf word writing Wulfgar