Beowulf (/ˈbeɪəwʊlf/) is an Old English Epic Poem which recounts the exploits of Beowulf who travels to the land of the Danes to help King Hrothgard defeat the monstrous Grendel. The story covers 3 epic battles in Beowulf's life.
For this unit we will:
- Discuss how Beowulf relfects the values of the Anglo-Saxon Culture
- How Beowulf epitomizes an Epic hero
- Examine the use of kennings and alliteration as poetic devices
- Analyize the story for themes
Reading Schedule - because we are using some excerpts not in the green book, if you are absent please see below to make up any missed reading.
Green Book Pgs. 42-49
Heaney Text: Pgs 32-45
Green Book Pgs. 50-56
Heaney Text: Pgs 101/103
Green Book Pgs. 57-61
Heaney Text Pgs 117-121
Green Book Pgs 62-70