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Introduction to Beowulf

Introduction to Beowulf

Brittany Lane

on 14 February 2014

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Transcript of Introduction to Beowulf

Introduction to Beowulf
First great work of English literature
Beowulf: a Geat from Swedan who goes to Denmark to rescue King Hrothgar's village from a monster
Grendal: the man-eating monster who lives at the bottom of a lake who is terrorizing king Hrothgar's village
King Hrothgar: king of the Danes
Herot: great hall built by King Hrothgar
Wiglaf: A Geat warrior, Beowulf's bravest warrior
told orally
based on early folk legends
Author is Unknown
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