Perspective

My first question resonates with the reading of The Wife’s Lament. Towards the ending, it references the exile under the oak tree, which leads me to wonder, what is the importance of the oak tree? Looking further into the reading, I was well aware of the religious aspects of the writing, and what caught my… Read more Perspective

Hi my name is BattleWolf™ and I’m here to fight the Ugly Dirt Man

I was looking up the etymology of the names and couldn’t help but laugh. Sorry. Anyway. My first and most pressing question (having little to no background knowledge of Beowulf as a piece of literature- hoping to God there wasn’t some reading I missed already) is this: Why are the familial connections both so heavily… Read more Hi my name is BattleWolf™ and I’m here to fight the Ugly Dirt Man

Moors?

My first question came up when Grendel was introduced. What did the author mean when they described Grendel, in line 103, as “he who held the moors?” How entwined is his character with the concept of M/moors? As far as I can tell so far, it seems “moor” has been used in Beowulf simply to… Read more Moors?