Early British Literature Book Review by supercalifragilistic

Early British Literature
A discussion on the hero as the savior of his own kind as depicted in early medieval epics.
# 96265 | 2,115 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jun 28, 2007 in Literature (English) , English (Comparison)


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This paper discusses how legends, tales about heroes and their supernatural thrilling adventures have always attracted people regardless of the age. In particular, the paper focuses on early medieval epics such as "Beowulf" and "The Song of Roland" and the heroic fight between good and evil. It also looks at "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" and how the protagonist struggles for his own ideals to become a perfect knight. Finally the paper examines the theme of selling his or her soul to the devil for knowledge, which is centered upon in Christopher Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus ".

Sample of Sources Used:

  • The Norton Anthology of English, Norton Topics Outline. 2003-2006. W.W. Norton and Company. On the Internet at http://www.wwnorton.com/nael/middleages/topic_4/welcome.htm. Last retrieved on November 24, 2006
  • The Sixteenth century topics: The Magician, the Heretic and the Playwright: Overview. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. 2003-2006. W.W. Norton and Company. On the Internet at http://www.wwnortoncom/nto/16 century/topic_1/welcome.htm. Last retrieved on November 24, 2006
  • Jokinen, Aniina. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature . November 2006. On the Internet at http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/gawainintro/htm. Last retrieved on November 24, 2006
  • Sera, Joseph. A character analysis of Sir Gawain. Pace University Student Projects on Gawain. November 2006. On the Internet at http://csis.pace.edu/grendel/projs2d/ana/page.htm. Last retrieved on November 24, 2006
  • Renaissance Attitudes towards Faustus as a Magician. On the Internet at http://www.english.uga.edu/cdesmet/tiffany/faustus.htm. Last retrieved on November 24, 2006

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