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Beowulf and the Epic Hero. Beowulf. 1 st great work of English literature A heroic epic Composed in northeast England around 700 -750 ce Oral tradition. Beowulf. Beowulf is a man – a Geat from Sweden Goes to Denmark To save King Hrothgar from the monster Grendel

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Beowulf and the epic hero

Beowulf and the Epic Hero


Beowulf

Beowulf

  • 1st great work of English literature

  • A heroic epic

  • Composed in northeast England around 700 -750 ce

  • Oral tradition


Beowulf1

Beowulf

  • Beowulf is a man – a Geat from Sweden

  • Goes to Denmark

    • To save King Hrothgar from the monster Grendel

  • Scenery described is NE England – not Denmark

  • The story seems to be based on early folklore


Epic hero

Epic Hero

  • The hero (main character) in an epic poem

  • Epic – quest story on a grand scale

  • The traits of the epic hero

    • Superior physical strength

    • Supremely ethical

    • Defeat monsters

      • Represent dark, destructive powers

    • Glorified by the people he saved

      Reflects values and heroic ideals of a particular society


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