The goal of this project is to highlight the importance of birds, in both literature and in life, now and during medieval times. I chose this topic because I have always been interested in birds. Birds are always noticeable, visibly and/or sonically, but this ubiquity actually tends to make them less noticeable, or easily dismissable.… Read more literature is for the birds!
Humanity can be measured on broad spectrum of physical and emotional attributes that belong to the individual. Whether we like it or not, we are judged on these attributes the moment we are born, because society is like a gear, that needs people to constantly keep it running. The same is for most of the… Read more Tony Soprano and Beowulf, Final Draft
In this section a debate is had and satan decides that instead of a war with heaven again they are to visit earth or more specifically eden and mess with it. Satan decides he’ll go before anyone else wants to. In book 3 god sees satan after eden and gods son says mankind will fall to… Read more Milton reflection book 2 and 3
In many of the texts we read in class, if not all, there is a significant amount of change in the story because of generations of translating. Most of these stories began as early as the sixth century. Others come a little later. For example, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, written by an unknown… Read more Differences in Adaptations of The Green Knight and Beowulf- Project 1 revised
The term “masculinity” is one that has seemed to control many lives of men in the world, without there being any realistic expectation of a man being masculine. Men strive to acquire, or at least appear to have, this vague yet strict protocol of becoming masculine. Even at a young age kids are taught by… Read more Too Much Masculinity Today (Project 1) (Attempt 2)
Education has always been a critical issue in every developing culture. Education became more important throughout the Renaissance period. Since the dawn of time, men and women have been regarded differently, with many of the disparities being unfavorable against women. These distinctions also apply to education throughout the Renaissance period. Women have suffered much as… Read more The Representation of Evil, Women: And Women’s Expectations in Medieval and Beowulf/Green Knight.
After reading many stories and playing many games I’ve noticed a recurring theme of a nameless character becoming a valiant figure after defiantly defeating evil. But what I’ve wondered is what is evil? Is evil morally wrong or is it a subjective label based on the viewpoint of the victor? While I don’t doubt there… Read more What is a Villain?
When looking into the classical model of a Hero or a Hero’s Journey, many people think of most of media and many classical poems and folk stories. Most English or classical poem enthusiasts would immediately cite Beowulf as a prime example of a Hero’s Journey. However I am here to make the opposite case using… Read more Beowulf Vs. Green Knight and all the Media in Between
I created the rules for a board game as my unassignment, this was inspired by how our most recent readings at the time had been about knightley morals. The game, which I am currently calling The Knights Oaths, makes you create a honour system for your knight, you are rewarded for following some aspects, but… Read more The Knights Oaths￼