Lit Unit 1 - Authors, Author Facts, Works, & Work Backgrounds
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- greatest of the Anglo-Saxon poems and the oldest surviving epic of any Germanic people
- a folk or traditional epic
- Dies in the end of his story because he is old
- Dragged into a sea lair by Grendel's mother
- Ripped his arm
- "whale-road" : sea
- "sea-wood" : ship
Helped Beowulf defeat the dragon
Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon
Monsters in Beowulf
One of Beowulf's slaves stole a cup from the dragon's gold-hoard
Why was the dragon from Beowulf revengeful?
The King in Beowulf
Wrote The Seafarer
- Had strong desire to energize his restless spirit
- Missed his family
- "Illness, age, or death" :
People go through these things in life
- Talks about the temporary things on earth
Which book was The Seafarer found in?
Bookworm and Honey-Mead
- These two riddles were also found in The Exeter books
- Anonymous Anglo Saxon Poems
books; man's words
What does the bookworm eat?
Man's words are not _______________.
1. man vs. man
2. man vs. nature
3. man vs. himself
Three types of conflict found in Beowulf
Person who reads alot
Alcohol is dangerous.
What is the moral of Honey-Mead?
The first Anglo-Saxon poet whose name we know
- Became a MONK & quit his secular life
- had the gift of a POET
- lonely man, layman
- someone came to this man in his dream and told him to write songs
The Venerable Bede
- Founder of English history
- the greatest writer of his time
King in Caedmon's story / Ecclesiastical History of the English People
The Venerable Bede
Wrote Ecclesiastical History of the English People
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