We do not have any definite knowledge about the poet--indeed, we do not even know the date of the poem's composition. Through the study of Old English verse, most scholars believe that the poem was composed much earlier than the Cotton manuscript, between and Some words in Beowulf do not adhere to the scansion of Old English verse; however, using the older forms of the words, dating from the period given, causes the lines to scan correctly. Yet accurately dating the poem is a difficult enterprise since the poem has such a derivative quality. It is evident that the Beowulf poet wished to place his work within an even more ancient tradition.
What You Need to Know About the Epic Poem 'Beowulf'
BEOWULF- EPIC POEM SUMMARY & ANALYSIS - Other Ancient Civilizations
Beowulf is a British-American 3D computer-animated fantasy action film directed and co-produced by Robert Zemeckis , written by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary and based on the Old English epic poem of the same name. Pictures handling international distribution. In , the legendary Geatish warrior Beowulf travels to Denmark with his band of soldiers including his best friend Wiglaf. They meet King Hrothgar , who needs a hero to slay Grendel , a hideously malformed troll-like creature with appalling strength and cunning who attacked and killed many of Hrothgar's warriors during a celebration in the mead hall Heorot. Upon arriving, Beowulf becomes attracted to Hrothgar's wife Queen Wealtheow , who reciprocates his interest. Beowulf and his men celebrate in Heorot to lure Grendel out. When the beast attacks, Beowulf decides to have an even fight and engages him unarmed and naked.
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Please join StudyMode to read the full document. As the main character and protagonist, he is thoroughly developed throughout the poem. While some of his traits jump right out at you confidence, strength, bravery , other are buried and subtle.
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