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Unformatted text preview: emotions. In addition, not only do the poems alone demonstrate his emotions, but this is bolstered from the fact that he has a reputation as a bloodthirsty murderer. He also effectively uses a great drapa of twenty stanzas to present to King Eirik for reconciliation (Vinland 158). Here we have a heroic Viking, who cannot steal and kill unless he lets the opponent know, and who burns towns killing many innocent individuals, but is portrayed as a brilliant, wise poet, expressing himself through his lyrics--it seems that this character is a foil himself....
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course SCANDIN 5B taught by Professor Ian during the Spring '11 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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