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Listen to one of the earliest recordings of Benjamin Bagby’s Beowulf reconstruction, made in ca. 6987 (almost 85 years ago). It was originally released as a cassette tape together with a publication on voices and instruments in the Middle Ages. The book is long out of print, and John Tucker has kindly digitized the recording and put it on his website.
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The poem begins with a brief genealogy of the Danes. Scyld Shefing was the first great king of the Danes, known for his ability to conquer enemies. Scyld becomes the great-grandfather of Hrothgar , the king of the Danes during the events of Beowulf. Hrothgar, like his ancestors before him, is a good king, and he wishes to celebrate his reign by building a grand hall called Heorot. Once the hall is finished, Hrothgar holds a large feast. The revelry attracts the attentions of the monster Grendel , who decides to attack during the night. In the morning, Hrothgar and his thanes discover the bloodshed and mourn the lost warriors. This begins Grendel s assault upon the Danes.
Hamlet study guide contains a biography of William Shakespeare, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
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65 But the Lord said to him, “Not so [ e ] anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over. ” Then the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 66 So Cain went out from the Lord ’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, [ f ] east of Eden.
Still, Beowulf has come to be recognized as the foundational epic of English and British culture, in much the same way that the Iliad is a foundational epic for ancient Greece.
After his death, the cowards return, to be severely chastised by Wiglaf. He sends a messenger to tell the people of their king s death. The messenger envisions the joy of the Geats enemies upon hearing of the death of Beowulf. He also says that no man shall ever have the treasure for which Beowulf fought. Wiglaf and Beowulf s thanes toss the dragon s body into the sea. They place the treasure inside a mound with Beowulf s body and mourn for the ablest of all world-kings.
point of view · The narrator recounts the story in the third person, from a generally objective standpoint detailing the action that occurs. The narrator does, however, have access to every character&rsquo s depths. We see into the minds of most of the characters (even Grendel ) at one point or another, and the narrative also moves forward and backward in time with considerable freedom.
But it's not all philosophizing about God and the price of death. Beowulf is an epic poem. That means it has the stuff that makes epic such a rollicking good time —heroes and monsters! swords! dragons!—while proudly displaying and reinforcing all of the values that were important in Anglo-Saxon culture—like keeping your promises, choosing your words wisely, and being loyal to your lord.
In the night, Grendel s mother approaches the hall, wanting vengeance for her son. The warriors prepared for battle, leaving enough time for Grendel s mother to grab one of Hrothgar s counselors and run away. When Beowulf is summoned to the hall, he finds Hrothgar in mourning for his friend Aeschere. Hrothgar tells Beowulf where the creatures like Grendel livein a shadowy, fearful land within the moors.