Beowulf. English IV – Mr. Rogers. Beowulf. An epic poem, probably composed sometime in the 600s or 700s.
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An epic poem, probably composed sometime in the 600s or 700s.
Although it takes place in Denmark (and features characters who came from other parts of Scandinavia), Beowulf was written in Anglo-Saxon and is considered the historical epic of the Anglo-Saxon people.
Like the epics of other traditions – the Iliad and the Odyssey of ancient Greece, the Chanson de Roland of France, the Ramayana and Mahabharata of India and the Sudiata of Mali – Beowulf is the self-portrait of a culture.
Heroes of these stories exemplify the traditions of a particular culture.
“From start to finish, Beowulf demands our acknowledgement that sorting out the monster from the hero and the coward is a lifetime’s struggle in the dark. Beowulf joins us to our ancestors – whoever they might have been, in whatever far country – at the top of their game, as we would like to imagine them, and as we dearly hope those who come after will someday envision us.”