Essays Tagged: "Old English literature"

Opposing Character elements in "Beowulf"

The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf is the most important work of OldEnglish literature, and is well deserved of the distinction. The epic tells thestory of a hero, a ... tance in Beowulf. In Canto 1 the story teller describeshis wealth and importance, not as mounds of gold or jewels, but instead ashis ability to "[lead] the Danes to such glory." and as his tendency to ...

(4 pages) 75 0 4.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf

An example of Beowolfs heroism is when he is battling her. 'That mighty protector of men/meant to hold the monster 'till its life/leaped out ...' (366-367) Beowolf is described as the 'protector' of ...

(2 pages) 48 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Beowulf

Beowulf is one of the most important work of Old English literature, and is well deserved of the distinction. The epic tells the story of a hero, ... ance in Beowulf. In Canto 1 the story teller describes his wealth and importance, not as mounds of gold or jewels, but instead as his ability to lead "the Danes to such glory." and as his tendency to ...

(4 pages) 112 1 4.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Title- Comparative Analysis of The Wanderer and The Seafarer.

m will be achieved by the analysis of poetic images, explaining metaphors and other poetic devices. Old English poetry contains both religious and heroic elements , the reason for that fact is that &a ... on society. ´The lord surrounds himself with a band of retainers who are members of his household. It was the duty of retainers to defend him in battle, to give up their own lives while defendin ...

(9 pages) 125 1 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

(1 pages) 38 2 4.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf vs. Captain Miller of "Saving Private Ryan": Comparison of hero Characteristics.

Imagine being on a boat, full of anticipation. As the door drops soldiers are gunned down simultaneously before they have a chance to defend themselves. Captain Mille ... in Miller looks around as his comrades are slaughtered in vain. Out of instinct he seizes a fellow soldier, leaps off the boat into the water and screams, "Let's go!" just as the man in front of him i ... is death. Similarly, Captain Miller, in the movie Saving Private Ryan, is willing to die to save a soldier he has never met. He demonstrates unmatchable courage to help a mother bring her last son hom ...

(3 pages) 25 0 4.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Role of the mead-hall in The Wanderer (poem)

he text as it adopts a somewhat elegiac dolefulness in addressing some of the most common themes in Old English poetry - the flow of time and the transience of earthly beings, the agonizing grief of e ... ad-hall confirms the fatalism and profound sense of the impermanence of earth and the joys that it holds.The mead-hall was described to be "middle-earth wind-blown walls [that] stand covered with fros ...

(5 pages) 1436 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers