Wednesday, 22 February 2017


Risultati immagini per beowulf

Here you can find my previous post about Beowulfthe longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman Conquest. More than 3,000 lines long, Beowulf relates the exploits of its hero, and his successive battles with a monster named Grendel, with Grendel’s revengeful mother, and with a dragon which was guarding a hoard of treasure. 
Here you can download a PDF presentation.

It is to be noted that there are many similarities between J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Beowulf.  
Tolkien uses many concepts found in Beowulf.  In fact, he was a professor of Anglo-Saxon, and an expert on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem. Read here.

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