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BEOWULF

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Transcript of BEOWULF

BEOWULF

FIGHTS

GRENDEL'S

MOTHER

ANOTHER

CELEBRATION

AT
HEOROT

BEOWULF

RETURNS

HOME

ANOTHER

ATTACK

Film
vs.
Poem
ACTIVITIES
Opinion
(Critics)

Quiz
&
Discussion

ANALYZING
1282
1292
1304
1322
1343
1376
Grandel's mother is
weaker
than Grandel
Because Grandel's mother is weaker than Grandel
Grandel's death & Aeschere's death
ring-giver = Aeschere -> Aeschere has
authority
King
relies on
Beowulf a lot
Rest? What is rest?
KENNING
1276
1287
1312
d
eath-
d
en
boar-ridge
f
irst-
f
ooting
(also alliteration)
(also alliteration)
ALLITERATION
1268
1274
1278
1288
*1335
1362
...
w
ith that
w
atcher in Heorot
w
aiting to do battle.

...
b
rought down the hell-
b
rute.
B
roken and
b
owed.
... grief-
r
acked and
r
avenous, desperate for
r
evenge.
...
h
all,
h
ard-
h
oned ...
...
wr
estled and
r
acked him in
r
ainous combat ...
...
w
ood-
w
aits and keeps
w
atch above ...
ANALYZING
1384-
1389
1422-
1424
1442-
1452
1445
1455-
1458
1522-
1525
heroic code
Grendel's cruelty
Beowulf is preparing for the war
Beowulf will
not
get hurt
(foreshadowing)
vague
(so is the sword useful or not?)
explanation about the useless sword
1529-
1530
heroic code
1536
heroic code
1538
In ancient English, it was translated as
hair
,
but in this text,
shoulder
is better translation.
1543-
1544
Beowulf's
crisis
1553-
1554
another weapon will be given to Beowulf
(foreshadowing)
1562
heroic code
1591-
1597
the setting is changed /
people thought Beowulf had been killed
1630
peace
ALLITERATION
1432
1451
1452
1543
1596
1632
*1636
b
attle-
b
ugle
(also kenning)
...
h
eadgear
h
ooped and
h
asped
...
w
eapon-smith
w
ho had
w
orked
w
onders in days...
The sure-
f
ooted
f
ighter
f
eld daunted...
w
ar-
w
eary and
w
r
ecked...
With
h
igh
h
earts they
h
eaded away ...
...
k
ingly in their
c
ourage and
c
apable ...
KENNING
1402
1440
1520
1547
shield-bearers
lake-birth
war-sword
chain-mail
ANALYZING
1663
1705-
1706
1724-
1739
1758-
1768
the sword which killed Grendel's mother
too many
syllables (hypermeter)
what God did to Heremod
Hrothgar
warns
about seductive dangers of success to Beowulf
+ strongly based on
Christian moral
ALLITERATION
1654
1682
1767
1773
It is a
t
oken of
t
riumph and we
t
ender it
t
o you.
...
g
uilt-steeped,
G
od-cursed fiend...
... will
d
im and
d
arken; and
d
eath will
arrive,
d
ear warrior, ...
... had
f
aded
f
rom the
f
ace of the earth.
KENNING
1656
1685
1695
hard-fought
gift-lords
rune-markings
KENNING
1813
1889
2010
2083
war-gear
chain-mail / war-shirt
ring-hall
empty-handed
ALLITERATION
1800
1870
2005
2007
2049
g
old-shingled and
g
abled, ...
...
g
ood and
g
ray-haired Dane ...
...
l
ife and
l
imb,
l
osses I avenged ...
...
b
oast of that
b
out
b
efore dawn, ...
... he
w
ore
w
hen he
w
ent out in his

w
ar-mask...
2141
2144-
2162
2163
2166-
2168
2183
Beowulf
surrenders
himself to his fate
Beowulf becomes a king
a different narrator appears
lesson : family love
Cinderella
-type hero
1873-
1876
1993-
1997
2073
2080-
2083
2125-
2126
the king will be
dead
(foreshadowing)
the king told Beowulf
not
to fight
poetry expression of "
after sunset
"
Grendel's cruelty
they couldn't find
the corpse of Aeschere
ANALYZING
1818-
1825
1826-
1830
1849-
1854
1858
Beowulf says good-bye
another fight will happen
(foreshadowing)
Beowulf will be a king
Danes and Geats
weren't
in a good relationship, but Beowulf's help
solved
it
SUMMARY
&
ANALYZING

CONTENTS
1. Character Map
2. Summary & Analyzing
3. Compare Poem &Film
4. Opinion &Critics
5. Quiz &Discussion

1900
Beowulf gave a sword to the watchman for his faithfulness
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