I have the spark notes for Beowulf. It happens to be a topic I know a little bit about. Let me just get into one line: “Do Not ‘Open With Grandiose Assertions.” The assertion is “Since the dawn of time, writers have been fascinated by the topic of free will.” To be honest, other than the first ten paragraphs of the book, this is the best line in it. 1,045 more words