September 10, 2011 English 7/8 Rough Draft #1 The Literary Tone of Beowulf When it comes to writing many authors have their own sense of style. In the Anglo-Saxon poem, “Beowulf”, the writer’s tone of the story is unique and focuses on many different details and ideas. One who reads this poem may notice plenty of imagery, figurative devices, and allusion especially towards one of the main characters, Grendel. When reading this poem one may notice plenty of imagery. As one reads about
becomes immortal. The story of Beowulf is an example of a hero story. The original problem arises when the king needs someone to rid them of the monster Grendel who is killing their men. No one has yet been able to rid them of this monster, and Beouwulf is the only man who is able to do so. After he kills Grendel, he begins to gain fame, but his fame grows even more when he kills the beast Grendel's mother also. After doing this, he becomes a hero in the sense that he is looked up to by many, and
A translation and interpretation of Beouwulf Introduction Why this translation? One literary text to accumulate the knowledge, understanding and insight of them all: the “K. Goel translation” motto. In this modern, somewhat of a masterpiece of a translation of Beowulf I will discuss the following: Historical origins Literary structures Themes Story outline Editor’s note Historical origins Beowulf is an epic Anglo Saxon1 poem, probably written in the period 700-750 AD, and
fight: feeling the triumph that envelops a returning hero and the sorrowful heartbreak of a dismal mother. Without both religious characteristics tugging at you the entire time whilst reading, you could never get the experience as you did in the epic, Beouwulf.