This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Beowulf, King of the Geatsappears in Epic Beowulf - This character is renowned for his/her epic journeys and battles.
King Alfred of Englandappears in The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Exploration, Example and Exhortat - This character creates a system for writing prose in the English vernacular because up to that point it has primarily been a spoken language. It was only written down for poetry or business notations.
Ohthere of Norwayappears in Exploration, Beowulf - This character is from Norway and decides to travel to find out what lies to the north...
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