Havelok the Dane Essay & Project Ideas

Ian Serraillier
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1. Research and report on the geographical information contained in Havelok the Dane. Determine the locations of all of the specific places mentioned in the story within England—e.g.

Winchester, London, Dover, Roxburgh, Cornwall, the Humber River, Lincoln, and Grimsby—and draw your own map of the country as it appeared in medieval times.

2. Make a comparative study of Havelok, Beowulf, and Sir Gawain as heroic figures. (All three have been the subject of adaptations of medieval poems made by Ian Serraillier.)

3. Generosity is an important virtue in the chivalric code. Consider its importance to this work. Which characters extend their generosity to others appropriately, and which do not?

4. Trace the descriptive images used throughout the story to describe Goldborough. What kinds of comparisons does the writer use to establish the nature of her beauty?

5. Make a study of all the descriptions of...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Havelok the Dane from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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