"Beowulf" Analytical Essay by crown

"Beowulf"
An analysis of the epic poem "Beowulf", providing a summary of the main theme in the poem.
# 27824 | 1,300 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 18, 2003 in Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)


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This paper examines the poem "Beowulf" which tells the story of the hero Beowulf and his fight to save a community, which is not his own, first from the monster Grendel and then from Grendel's mother. Later in the poem, Beowulf also fights a dragon. It explains that these monsters fight from different motives, from the relatively petty pique of Grendel to the desire for vengeance from Grendel's mother and the desire for revenge against a wrong from the dragon. The writer shows how the attack produces a response from Beowulf that shows aspects of his character, makes it possible for him to show his prowess, and suggests the values that shape the society of his time.

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