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Unformatted text preview: retold orally in a mead hall. I noticed also the transient theme that Professor Burger spoke about in class with regard to what was and what is now. The lineages of great kings of old to introduce Hrothgar and the stories behind different kings and warriors tell of great times of old. When Beowulf was being introduced to the Danes, Unferth recounted a story he knew of Beowulf swimming for days in the sea. I also saw this as the Anglo Saxons speaking of what they love about nature according to Dr. Burger, the sea. Beowulf battled the hard sea and came out victorious against his friend and the sea creatures....
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- Fall '08
- British Literature