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Anglo Saxon Period
Transcript of Anglo Saxon Period
1- The most important influences on Anglo-Saxon era literature were the Germanic traditions of the Anglo-Saxons and the Christian traditions of the Roman church.
2- Their passions in Literature
a- War. e- Heroes.
b- Adventures. f- Kings.
c- Loyalty. g- Knights.
1- They are the basis of the Modern English.
2- They conquered the island of Great Britain.
a- England (land of the Angles).
b- Celts / Romans
3- The Anglo-Saxons were divided into three principal branches:
a- The Angles (Denmark).
b- The Saxons (North of Europe).
c- The Judes.
1- Beowulf .
1- Represents a hero, a saver.
2- Beowulf, Grendel, Grendel's mother, dragon.
A- PROLOGUE TO PART 10
GRENDEL’S FIRST ATTACK, BEOWULF’S ARRIVAL.
B- PART 11 TO PART 18
GRENDEL’S BATTLE WITH BEOWULF.
C- PART 19 TO PART 26
D- PART 27 TO PART 31
BEOWULF’S RETURN TO GEATLAND.
E- PART 31 TO PART 43
1- A Symbol is a person, thing, or event that stands for something else, often an idea or concept. What might Beowulf and Grendel symbolize? What might the dragon represent?
2- Why does Beowulf feel that he must fight the dragon? Why does Wiglaf come to Bewulf's aid? In what ways are the two men similar? In what ways are they different?
3- During the battle between Beowulf and Grendel, the reader learns Grendel's thoughts and feelings. How does hearing about his fears and feelings affect your impression of the monster?