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Unformatted text preview: There are many religious connotations to the transient nature of death and the worldly possessions a man leaves in the “mortal world”(p.59 ln 2342). The story of the man who left the treasure underground where it came from because it was worthless to him in this world if he had no one to share it with and when he died, the treasure would not come with him. When the king’s deaths are mentioned, it is very quickly how the succession is explained as one king replaces another as is the custom of such a death. Bodwulf’s death is a very dignified and honorable death as he dies fighting a dragon and he sees the treasure he will leave his people after such a glorious life....
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course ENGL 2222 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.
- Fall '08
- British Literature