Thursday, September 5, 2013

beowulf essay topic

Thanks once again for all the ideas in yesterday's discussions!  With all of your observations in mind, here is the Franken-topic:

Compare Beowulf with a modern hero, both as characters and as symbols of the times in which both were created.  Support your thesis with at least three (3) literary techniques and three (3) textual examples that strengthen and illustrate your ideas for your readers.


  1. Modern hero such as the police, fire dept., ect. or hero such as Batman, Superman, etc. ?

    1. I think its like a super hero or movie hero, so that we can compare how they are both made to reflect our cultural values.

    2. Yes-- and there are many examples that fit both categories, i.e., fictionalized narratives about ordinary people in ordinary roles who do extraordinary things.