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BEOWULF THE POEM. BY: ALICIA glISSON 2 SEPTEMBER 2009. BEOWULF. 3,182 LINES TOTAL 720-796 A.D. PRESERVED IN THE COTTON VITELLIUS A XV MANUSCRIPT UNKNOWN AUTHOR CHARACTERS BELONG TO THE GERMANIC TRADITON PRESERVED THROUGH ORAL TRADITIONS. BACKGROUND.

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beowulf the poem

BEOWULFTHE POEM

BY: ALICIA glISSON

2 SEPTEMBER 2009

beowulf
BEOWULF
  • 3,182 LINES TOTAL
  • 720-796 A.D.
  • PRESERVED IN THE COTTON VITELLIUS A XV MANUSCRIPT
  • UNKNOWN AUTHOR
  • CHARACTERS BELONG TO THE GERMANIC TRADITON
  • PRESERVED THROUGH ORAL TRADITIONS
background
BACKGROUND
  • FIRST EPIC POEM IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
  • ABOUT THIS BRAVE WARRIOR THAT VANQUISHES EVIL MONSTERS
  • THE AUTHOR LIVED IN WHAT IS NOW ENGLAND
  • FUSES GERMANIC HISTORY, LEGENDS, MYTHOLOGY, AND IDEALS WITH CHRISTIAN FAITH AND VALUES
time and place
TIME AND PLACE
  • SET IN DENMARK AND GEATLAND IN THE SIXTH CENTURY
characters
CHARACTERS
  • BEOWULF-IDEAL WARRIOR OF THE GEATS AND HERO OF THE POEM
  • DRAGON-FIRE-BREATHING, SNAKELIKE MONSTER
  • GRENDEL-MONSTER WITH HUMAN QUALITIES
  • GRENDEL’S MOTHER-MONSTER THAT TERRORIZES HEROT
characters1
CHARACTERS
  • HROTHGAR-DANISH KING AND BIULDER OF HEROT
  • HIGLAC-KING OF THE GEATS AND UNCLE TO BEOWULF
  • SHILD-LEGENDARY KING OF THE DANES
  • UNFERTH-A WARRIOR IN HROTHGAR’S COURT THAT CHALLENGES BEOWULF’S BRAVERY
more characters
MORE CHARACTERS
  • WELTHOW-HROTHGARS WIFEY
  • WIGLAF-A YOUNG WARRIOR AND RELATIVE OF BEOWULF
works cited
WORKS CITED
  • HTTP://WWW.BEOWULFEPIC.COM