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Beowulf


Beowulf  is considered one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature.
  the legendary hero of an anonymous Old English epic poem composed in the early 8th century; he slays a monster and becomes king but dies fighting a dragon
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  • Beowulf  is considered one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature.
  • Maybe you’ll remember that Beowulf fought a monster.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • She could tell you the names of all King Arthur’s knights, and she knew everything about Beowulf and Grendel, the ancient gods and the not-quite-so-ancient heroes.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Occasionally humani would fight on one side, and their exploits were recalled in great legends like those of Gilgamesh and Cuchulain, Atlas and Hippolytus, Beowulf and Ilya of Murom.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst

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  • You had to know Old English and the History of the English Language and a representative selection of all that had been written from Beowulf to the present day.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • To be allowed, no, invited, into the private lives of strangers, and to share their joys and fears, was a chance to exchange the Southern bitter wormwood for a cup of mead with Beowulf or a hot cup of tea and milk with Oliver Twist.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • A short girl with dark curly hair is standing next to him in front of Beowulf.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Beowulf is largely about the coming of Christianity into the old paganism of northern Germanic society—after being about a hero overcoming a villain.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • This section-a boom-arm and medical ward mod, a ragged chunk of the hull-had been ripped free of the ship as easily as Beowulf had torn the arm from Grendel’s body.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • You’ll see his name above Beowulf’s Gauntlet—written in fiery script, clear as day.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege

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  • Then comes to the helping of Hrothgar Beowulf, the son of Ecgtheow, a thane of King Hygelac of the Geats, with fourteen fellows.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • It was the Gauntlet of Beowulf, and next to it were inscribed the names of those students who had demonstrated exceptional courage.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Beowulf, and old Grendel, and Lord Randal My Son, and all those things.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • They feast in the hall, and one Unferth, son of Ecglaf, taunts Beowulf through jealousy that he was outdone by Breca in swimming.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Beowulf tells the true tale thereof.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Then come the king and his thanes to look on the token of victory, Grendel’s hand and arm, which Beowulf has let fasten: to the hall-gable.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • The king praises Beowulf and rewards him, and they feast in Hart, and the tale of Finn and Hengest is told.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Then Hrothgar leaves Hart, and so does Beowulf also with his Geats, but the Danes keep guard there.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • In the morning is Beowulf fetched to Hrothgar, who tells him of this new grief and craves his help.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Then Beowulf dights him and leaps into the water, and is a day’s while reaching the bottom.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Then Beowulf strikes upward, taking with him the head of Grendel and the hilts of the sword.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • They come to Hrothgar, and Beowulf gives him the hilts and tells him what he has done.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Much praise is given to Beowulf; and they feast together.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Beowulf comes to Hygelac’s house.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Beowulf tells all the tale of his doings in full to Hygelac, and gives him his gifts, and the precious-gemmed collar to Hygd.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Here is told of Beowulf, and how he was contemned in his youth, and is now grown so renowned.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Time wears; Hygelac is slain in battle; Heardred, his son, reigns in his stead, he is slain by the Swedes, and Beowulf is made king.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Therefore he turns on the folk, and wars on them, and burns Beowulf’s house.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Now Beowulf will go and meet the Worm.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Wiglaf smites the Worm in the belly; Beowulf draws his ax, and between them they slay the Worm.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Beowulf now feels his wounds, and knows that he is hurt deadly; he sits down by the wall, and Wiglaf bathes his wounds.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Thence he sends a messenger to the barriers of the town, who comes to the host, and tells them of the death of Beowulf.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • The warriors go to look on Beowulf, and find him and the Worm lying dead together.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • THE STORY OF BEOWULF I. AND FIRST OF THE KINDRED OF HROTHGAR.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • NOW COMES BEOWULF ECGTHEOW’S SON TO THE LAND OF THE DANES, AND THE WALL-WARDEN SPEAKETH WITH HIM.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • V. HERE BEOWULF MAKES ANSWER TO THE LAND-WARDEN, WHO SHOWETH HIM THE WAY TO THE KING’S ABODE.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • BEOWULF AND THE GEATS COME INTO HART.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • BEOWULF SPEAKETH WITH HROTHGAR, AND TELLETH HOW HE WILL MEET GRENDEL.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Then Beowulf spake out, on him shone the byrny, His war-net besown by the wiles of the smith: Hail to thee, Hrothgar!
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • HROTHGAR ANSWERETH BEOWULF AND BIDDETH HIM SIT TO THE FEAST.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • UNFERTH CONTENDETH IN WORDS WITH BEOWULF.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • X. BEOWULF MAKES AN END OF HIS TALE OF THE SWIMMING.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • NOW IS BEOWULF LEFT IN THE HALL ALONE WITH HIS MEN.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • GRENDEL COMETH INTO HART: OF THE STRIFE BETWIXT HIM AND BEOWULF.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • BEOWULF HATH THE VICTORY: GRENDEL IS HURT DEADLY AND LEAVETH HAND AND ARM IN THE HALL.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • To all men was Beowulf, The Hygelac’s kinsman to the kindred of menfolk, More fair unto friends; but on Heremod crime fell.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • CONVERSE BETWIXT HROTHGAR AND BEOWULF CONCERNING THE BATTLE.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • HROTHGAR GIVETH GIFTS TO BEOWULF.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Then Beowulf took The cup on the floor, and nowise of that fee-gift Before the shaft-shooters the shame need he have.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • So to Beowulf thereon of either of both The Ingwines’ high warder gave wielding to have, Both the war-steeds and weapons, and bade him well brook them.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
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