7/1/2019 Beowulf Final Project - Google Docs 1/5 Young 1 Angela Young Mrs. Patt British Literature 5 October 2018 Historic Aspect of Beowulf A lot of historical figures in the book Beowulf . These historical figures go back before the poem was made, about the 4th century. These historical figures are tribes that had impacted Europe. They also formed Europe's history. These tribes had their own origins, culture and traditions. The historical figures in Beowulf are the Geats, the Danes and the Swedes. The Geats are one of the main tribes that are written about in Beowulf . The Geats come from Southern Sweden, believed to be part of the Jutes or the Goths that migrated. “Both Old Norse and Old English records clearly separate the Geats from the Goths, although they are still depicted as being closely related to each other.” (Historyfiles.co.uk) The Geats were from the counties Västergötland and Östergötland of Sweden, while the Jutes were from Denmark. The Geats and Goths have similar languages that makes both groups seem related. This shows that both tribes were close to each other, and could have been from the same origin. The Geats have been in Sweden since the 4th century, which means they are possibly related to the Vikings. There had been many great heros while the Geats were alive. Many of the king and queens mentioned in Beowulf are believed to be real. Many of them lived from about 400 to 60o, even longer. Even though the Geats
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