What century was beowulf written

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Beowulf by Unknown

*bum bum* IN A WORLD . . . *bum bum* . . . FULL OF NASTY MONSTERS . . . *bum bum* . . . WHO EAT PEOPLE AND BREAK INTO CASTLES . . . *bum bum* . . . THE BEASTLY GRENDEL LURKED LONG OVER THE MOORES . . . *bum bum* . . . BUT NOW . . . *Cut to scene of monster ripping someones face off with his teeth*

(silence. black screen.)

*Unknown warriors approaching*

Who are ye, then, ye armed men,
mailed folk, that yon mighty vessel
have urged thus over the ocean ways,
here oer the waters?

*bum bum* . . . ONE MAN . . . *bum bum* . . . ONE LARGE MAN . . .*bum bum* . . . OF NOBLE BIRTH AND LONG, LONG SWORD . . . *bum bum* . . . IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SAVE THEM.

Hither have fared to thee far-come men
oer the paths of ocean, people of Geatland;
and the stateliest there by his sturdy band
is Beowulf named. This boon they seek,
that they, my master, may with thee
have speech at will: nor spurn their prayer
to give them hearing, gracious Hrothgar!
In weeds of the warrior worthy they,
methinks, of our liking; their leader most surely,
a hero that hither his henchmen has led.


Beowulf speaks:

To Hrothgar I
in greatness of soul would succor bring,
so the Wise-and-Brave may worst his foes, --
if ever the end of ills is fated,
of cruel contest, if cure shall follow,
and the boiling care-waves cooler grow;
else ever afterward anguish-days
he shall suffer in sorrow while stands in place
high on its hill that house unpeered!

*Everyone looks around at each other, wondering what the fuck hes talking about*

*Exciting symphony, something along the lines of O Fortuna. combat shown as Beowulf tosses Grendel down, gets Grendel in a headlock, pokes him in his eyes. Beowulf takes his shoe off and starts hitting Grendel on the top of his head with it.*

*Music stops. Shot of Beowulf on the shore, hand on his hilt.*

Beowulf speaks:

Tis time that I fare from you. Father Almighty
in grace and mercy guard you well,
safe in your seekings. Seaward I go,
gainst hostile warriors hold my watch.

BEOWULF. PG-13, Parents Strongly Cautioned. Contains Monsters Biting Peoples Faces Off, Graphic Far-Fetched Violence, and Shots of Beowulfs Bare Chest.


Beowulf is totally the precursor to Conan, and Rambo. Hes mothafuckin badass. And you know how, since the Rambo movies are so old, they come out in boxed sets now? Think of this slim volume as a trilogy:


While often trilogies get worse as they go along, this one actually improves. And its safe to say that a fourth sequel will never come out about Beowulf after he gets old and out of shape. . . although that might be what BEOWULF VERSUS A BIG-ASS DRAGON is.

If you like football, Stallone, Escape From New York, and cant get enough of Arnold Schwarzenegger, this is THE classic for you.
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Beowulf Reading in Old inti-revista.org

Beowulf is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3, alliterative lines. It is one of the most Some suggest that Beowulf was first composed in the 7th century at Rendlesham in East Anglia, as the . as to whether it was first written in the 8th century or whether the composition of the poem was nearly contemporary with.

Who Wrote Beowulf?

Perhaps the most common question readers have is what language "Beowulf" was written in originally. The first manuscript was written in the language of the Saxons, " Old English ," also known as "Anglo-Saxon. However, many translators have struggled to maintain the flow and alliteration present within the complex text. Little is known about this famous epic poem's origins, unfortunately. Many believe that "Beowulf" may have been composed as an elegy for a king who died in the seventh century, but little evidence indicates who that king may have been. The burial rites described in the epic show a great similarity to the evidence found at Sutton Hoo , but too much remains unknown to form a direct correlation between the poem and the burial site.

XV, f. For more information email imagesonline bl. This is the only known medieval manuscript of the epic saga of 'Beowulf', the most important surviving work of Anglo-Saxon poetry. The manuscript dates from the early 11th century, two generations before the Norman Conquest - though the poem itself is probably even older. Written in Old English, it tells of a thrilling struggle between the hero, Beowulf, and a bloodthirsty monster called Grendel. Part history and part mythology, the saga is set during the sixth century.

Beowulf: Background

Beowulf , heroic poem, the highest achievement of Old English literature and the earliest European vernacular epic. It deals with events of the early 6th century and is believed to have been composed between and Although originally untitled, it was later named after the Scandinavian hero Beowulf, whose exploits and character provide its connecting theme. There is no evidence of a historical Beowulf, but some characters, sites, and events in the poem can be historically verified. The poem did not appear in print until Beowulf falls into two parts.

It is one of the most important works of Old English literature. The date of composition is a matter of contention among scholars; the only certain dating pertains to the manuscript, which was produced between and The story is set in Scandinavia. Beowulf , a hero of the Geats , comes to the aid of Hrothgar , the king of the Danes , whose mead hall in Heorot has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendel's mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated. After a period of fifty years has passed, Beowulf defeats a dragon , but is mortally wounded in the battle. After his death, his attendants cremate his body and erect a tower on a headland in his memory.


  1. Claudette C. says:

    Beowulf: Background | English Literature I

  2. Hidtiverrecl says:

    Good night god bless sms books set in middle earth

  3. Émile H. says:

    The History of Beowulf

  4. Daisi P. says:

    Beowulf | Summary, Characters, & Analysis | inti-revista.org

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