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  • Characters In The Poems Ulysses
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    WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THEIR JOURNEYS Mary Es pedal English IV 9/20/00 The Victorian period lasted from 1830 to 1880. This era marks the climax of England's rise to economic and military supremacy. The Victorians brought increasing efforts to achieve political, social, and economic quests to met changes made by industrialization. For example, characters in the poems Ulysses, Prospice, and Beowulf go on journeys to seek a purpose. In Ulysses, a poem written by Alfred Tennyson, the main character ...
  • Failure Beowulf
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    Beowulf is steeped in a pagan tradition that depicts nature as hostile and forces of death as uncontrollable. Blind fate picks random victims; man is never reconciled with the world. Beowulf ends a failure. There is some truth in this conclusion, but for the most part, someone who didnt have a well-lived life has most likely portrayed it. Beowulf is steeped in a pagan tradition, but not one that depicts nature as hostile. The setting in the beginning is portrayed as, these beautiful plains marke...
  • Similarities Between Beowulf And Jesus
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    BEOWULF AS A CHRIST-LIKE FIGURE The epic poem, Beowulf, recounts the tale of a man named Beowulf who sacrifices his own safety to save the Danes from two evil dragons. Then, years later, Beowulf risks his life yet again to save his own people from a dragon. Throughout the story, Beowulf is presented as a Christ-like figure. This is manifested in the events that take place, the way that Beowulf speaks about himself, and the way the people treat him. The first way Beowulf's likeness to Christ is r...
  • Beowulf And Starwars
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    8th Century versus 20th Century in combat who would win? Beowulf and Starwars have many similarities even though Beowulf was written in the Anglo Saxon period and Starwars in the 1980's. However they also have many differences. A great example of the similarities these two epics share deal with relationships. In the epic saga of Starwars Obi-wan Kenobi previously knew Darth Vadar from training him to be a jedi. These two old friends end up believing differently about each other, and their though...
  • Good Example Of A Warrior
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    Warrior, gladiator, knight, or soldier, what ever you call it, they are the ones that do the dirty work in a certain society. A warrior is a defined as a man engaged in or experienced in warfare; one devoted to military life. You can say that Beowulf was a good warrior because, he was fearless, proud, well respected, and had a sense of duty to society. Therefore both Beowulf and Macbeth, have characteristics of a good warrior. A good warrior is fearless and would take up any challenge that is of...
  • Superman And Beowulf
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    The epic Beowulf shows us how a mans character is tested as he encounters difficult situations. The unknown author of Beowulf, leaves behind a mystique, an intriguing quality with which the character which hold our interest. The modern-day hero, Superman, also possesses these same qualities. Their modest actions are what helped these heros to become their peoples ideal man. The first quality that earns a persons respect between Beowulf and Superman is wealth. Neither of these men had a considera...
  • One Of Beowulf's Qualities
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    One of the most popularized books is "Beowulf". It is a story about an all time hero. In this story Beowulf is named a hero because not only for his deeds, but his quality of how does them. Beowulf is characterized as being brave, smart, and strong. One of Beowulf's qualities is that he's brave. Beowulf is considered to be very brave because he does all type of brave deeds. Beowulf crosses a long lake in order to fight his enemy. Any person who crosses a long lake just to fight something is brav...
  • Pagan And Christian Ideas In The Poem
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    It is common opinion that Beowulf was written by a Christian poet. This was probably true because at the time when it was written, most of the few people who knew how to read and write were in the clergy. There are various references within the poem to elements of the Christian religion. However, the story is about Pagan people and certain aspects of their culture are even glorified. The ambiguity of Beowulf's religious content has caused confusion as to what significance religion had in inspiri...
  • Heroes Scefing And Beowulf
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    Significance of Scyld Scefing Scyld Scefing often deprived his enemies, many tribes of men, of their mead-benches. He terrified his foes; yet he, as a boy, had been found a waif; fate made amends for that. He prospered under heaven, won praise and honor, until the men of every neighboring tribe, across the whale's way, were obliged to obey him and pay him tribute. He was a noble king! (BEO 4-11). At first glance to any reader, the above passage that opens Beowulf may seem perplexing. Why is this...
  • Beowulf And Hnaef
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    In the poem Beowulf there are many ways in which the digressions exhibit a correlated foreshadowing and similarity to Beowulf's personal adventures as a single, heroic, entity. The similarities in wording and plot are remarkable. One such, indicative parallel is manifested between Beowulf's ordeal with the dragon and the digression titled "The Tale of Finn". To illustrate the foreshadowing one must see the parallels between the burial ceremonies of Beowulf and Hnaef, the similarities between Hna...
  • Heroic Characteristic Of Beowulf
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    A hero is a person of distinguished courage who has outstanding qualities and abilities, who is admired for these having these aspects of their character and also admired for brave and noble acts. An Anglo-Saxon hero is a person who has good leadership qualities, is able and willing to provide people with a sense of security, and is willing to go into danger despite possible harm to themselves. These Anglo-Saxon heroes usually were kings or thanes because they distinguished themselves above othe...
  • Macbeth And Beowulf
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    A hero is often a man that is usually of divine ancestry. A hero or heroine can be found in many different forms. There are certain characteristics that make up a hero or a heroine. Some of those characteristics are someone who is endowed with great courage, loyalty, obedience, cleverness, strength and someone who is noted for special achievement in a particular field. Depending on the book or the character a hero or heroine could show one heroic characteristics or more and still considered to b...
  • Modern Men And Men Of Beowulf's Time
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    Some Things Change But Most Remain the Same Masculine values have both changed and remained constant since the writing of Beowulf. The values that Beowulf and the other male characters in the epic put different things such as fast horses, weaponry, and many other things has remained constant throughout time. Though some of their values such as adorning themselves with jewelry has become less of a value for most all the values that men had in that time has remained constant. Beowulf and the other...
  • Proves Beowulf
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    Within the first piece of written literature known to man during the early Middle Ages comes a character which exemplifies the characteristics of a hero. A hero possesses certain qualities which include the desire to help others, bravery, courtesy, courage, superhuman feats, and the ability to boast about his accomplishments. According to English tradition, this hero's name is Beowulf. Within the epic poem? Beowulf? there is clear evidence that Beowulf exemplifies the qualities of a hero which a...

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