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Hrothgar's pro-story agenda and two normal compounds (ll.480-490)

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Hrothgar closes off his speech to detail with an account of the carnage Grendel has wrought upon Heorot. 1,271 more words


I Can't Begin To Explain

There are moments I feel I live in another dimension. Unfortunately, the Doctor won’t come and save me. The closest person to fit that description is Neighbour/Co-Worker who has started wearing bow-ties and bought himself a pair of Doctor Number 10 hipster glasses. 577 more words


REVIEW: Beowulf, Tron Theatre

This review was written for and published by The Public Review. The original post can be viewed here.

The epic tale of Beowulf usually conjures images of fire breathing dragons, gruesome monsters and spectacular land battles yet in the Tron Theatre’s Changing House Lynne Parker’s production of the influential text has stripped  251 more words


The Tangled Path Before Us: A Review of Matthew Dickerson's "The Rood and the Torc"

When I walk into a bookstore and scan the historical fiction section, I am inevitably met with dozens of book jackets featuring Amish women in bent grass landscapes or mysterious looking Elizabethan courtiers ready to be betrayed (or to do the betraying). 1,543 more words

C.S. Lewis

Beowulf questions

I have been asked two questions regarding Beowulf. Where was Beowulf from, and who was the audience for Beowulf?

As told in the epic poem, Beowulf was the son of Ecgtheow, a warrior of the Wægmundings. 1,243 more words

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The Lady, the Unicorn, and Grendel: High Summer Read-a-Thon Wrap Up #HSReadathon

I really enjoyed participating in the High Summer Read-a-thon! Despite a busy week with work demands, I finished one book and made good progress in two others. 515 more words

Fictional 100 Characters

Beowulf ctd.

Beowulf finally gets to meet Hrothgar face to face and offer his help. This is more complicated than it sounds because all the actors have to negotiate through the complicated codes of Germanic/Old Norse codes of behaviour. 236 more words