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Hey Marc, thanks for the e-mail, I was a little confused about whether I should include your first name so that cleared things up to send one out to us. Hope you had a good weekend as well. I struggled through Beowulf in high school and found the language very difficult and I thought it was hard to pick up the plot. As I venture into my second time at a little different point in my life, I allowed myself more time to digest and took it line for line. It is making more sense this time around and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the story. I get a sense for the rhythmic nature of the text and how it was originally meant to be
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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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