Beowulf Essay | Beowulf

Gareth Hinds
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Beowulf

Summary: In the ancient poem "Beowulf", the author often makes references to the Old Testament combined with pagan references.
"How the Almighty had made the earth a gleaming plain girdled with waters; in His splendor He set the sun and the moon to be earth's lamplight, lanterns for men and filled the broad lap of the world with branches and leaves; and quickened life in every other thing that moved."(Line 92)

In this quote, the author describes how God made the earth and depicts reasons for him creating the sun and moon, saying that it acts like a lantern for men, lighting the earth. The author also describes how God gave life to everything else. The pagans were polytheists and never believed in one God, and if this is a pagan poem, then it was obviously rewritten. There is a part in the poem where the idea of repenting is brought up:

Oh, cursed is he who in time of trouble has to thrust his soul in the...

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