beowulf essay

Beowulf essay - and the people within the hall Another section where this is evident is found in lines 115-120 The story states that the people

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Lauren Bransky Rough draft The topic that I’ve chosen to discuss for my essay is Topic 3. I feel like it’s the one I can expand upon in most detail. I’ve decided to use Beowulf for the translation because I feel that it gave a much broader spectrum of subjects to pick from. The part of Beowulf that I’ve chosen is entitled “Heorot is Attacked”, lines 86-137 because they’re jam-packed with potential. Overall, this sub-story reminds me of the “weird” kid in high school that is looking to seek revenge on his peers that made fun of him, so I went into detail of that specifically. I have bulleted some information and lines from this part below: The story starts with “a prowler through the dark nursed a hard grievance. It harrowed him to hear the din of the loud banquet everyday in the hall. ..”. This selection gives the reader the right to assume that he’s holding a grievance due to something that happened in the past between himself
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Unformatted text preview: and the people within the hall. Another section where this is evident is found in lines 115-120. The story states that the people were “asleep from their feasting, insensible to pain and human sorrow”. Instances in the past where the out-of-place high school kid committed acts of terrifying proportions (Columbine, Virginia Tech), there has always been pain and sorrow, especially to the family members of the victims. I feel that line 137 is the most compatible to the topic I’ve chosen. It says “Malignant by nature, he never showed remorse”. This is a very powerful line that shows just how guilt free Grendel is. In real life situations this loss of emotion can be felt in serial killers and murderers. If arrested for their crime serial killers appear calm and collected. I’ve only listed a few comparisons here because I have to think about my words precisely. I should have a large number by the 7 th !...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course LIT 231 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '07 term at CUNY John Jay.

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Beowulf essay - and the people within the hall Another section where this is evident is found in lines 115-120 The story states that the people

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