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Beowulf

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Anne Janssens

on 18 November 2012

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Transcript of Beowulf

An epic poem Beowulf Grendel Grendel's mother The dragon - Events: 5th century
- Hero
- 3 epic battles - Horrible monster
- Terrorizes parties
- Beowulf rips off arm
- Dies in muddy hills - Revenge
- Took Beowulf's best man
- Terrible lake
- Giant sword
- Head cut off - King of the Geats
- Golden cup stolen
- Dragon destroys Geatland
- Beowulf hunts dragon down
- All men flee except Wiglaf
- Beowulf dies Beowulf Beowulf Hwæt! We Gardena in geardagum,
þeodcyninga, þrym gefrunon,
hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon.
Oft Scyld Scefing sceaþena þreatum,

monegum mægþum, meodosetla ofteah,
egsode eorlas. Syððan ærest wearð
feasceaft funden, he þæs frofre gebad,
weox under wolcnum, weorðmyndum þah,
oðþæt him æghwylc þara ymbsittendra The Poem - Between 8th and 11th century
- Oldest epic poem
- West Saxon and Anglian dialects
- Fiction but real people
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