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1 Proofreading Warm-up Item 1 Corrected
The early british settlers the Celts were a people influenced by they’re animistic Religion Corrected The early British settlers, the Celts, were a people influenced by their animistic religion.

2 Proofreading Warm-up Item 3 Corrected
Despite the growth of christianity the anglo-saxon religion remainned strong. Corrected Despite the growth of Christianity, the Anglo-Saxon religion remained strong.

3 Proofreading Warm-up Item 4 Corrected
Elements of the anglo-saxon religion are evident in our readings sayed Serena. Corrected “Elements of the Anglo-Saxon religion are evident in our readings,” said Serena.

4 Using quotations to support your comments in your essay!
Write down exact words and phrases from the poem that describe how your character looks, speaks, thinks, acts, and feels. “Then he drew himself up beside his shield. / The fabled warrior in his warshirt and helmet” (297–298) These specific details from the poem will be the basis for your essay—its skeleton.

5 Using quotations for support
“Then he drew himself up beside his shield. / The fabled warrior in his warshirt and helmet” ( ) Place exact words or phrases quoted from the poem within quotation marks. Place line numbers from the poem in parentheses. Show line breaks with slashes.

6 Review Beowulf

7 Review of Part II Who comes to Beowulf’s aid in Beowulf’s final battle with the dragon? What sad scene concludes the epic? Given what you know about the structure of Anglo-Saxon society, explain what is especially ominous about the behavior of Beowulf’s men during the final battle. What does it suggest about the future of the kingdom?

8 What is theme? Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explore in a literary work. Themes arise from the interplay of plot, setting, conflict, and tone. Themes are often interpreted in diverse ways by different people or critics. Themes may be stated or implied. A theme is an idea the author returns to time and time again.

9 Beowulf Theme Take 5 minutes to individually answer this question with specific text support! A key feature of epic poetry is that it embodies the attitudes and ideals of an entire culture. What values of Anglo-Saxon society does Beowulf reveal? What universal themes does it also reveal? Use specific examples from the poem to support your answer.

10 Beowulf Theme Anglo-Saxon values: courage, loyalty, great fighting ability, fatalism. Universal themes include loyalty and self-sacrifice as admirable traits; the triumph of good over evil (at a painful cost); the achievement of fame through great deeds.

11 Beowulf Theme In your groups designated by the colored squares on your desk, you will be assigned a theme present in Beowulf. You and your group members will be responsible for explaining the theme’s significance in the epic poem and find at least 4 specific text examples.

12 Group Themes The Importance of Establishing Identity Heroic Code
Good Warrior and Good King Christianity and Fate Alienation or Loneliness

13 The Importance of Establishing Identity
The Importance of Establishing Identity: Characters in the poem are unable to talk about their identity or even introduce themselves without referring to family lineage. The poem emphasizes kinship bonds. While heritage may provide models for behavior, a good reputation is the key to solidifying your place in society.

14 Heroic Code Heroic code values strength, courage, and loyalty in warriors; hospitality, generosity and political skill in kings; and good reputation in all people. The code is important to warrior societies to understand their relationships with the world and the menaces lurking beyond. Work to gain honor

15 Good Warrior and Good King
Throughout the poem, Beowulf matures from a brave warrior to a wise leader. His transition demonstrates that a different set of values comes with each role. Whereas the youthful Beowulf, having nothing to lose, desires personal glory, the aged Hrothgar, having much to lose, seeks protection for his people.

16 Christianity and Fate There are many references in the poem to the Christian belief in one almighty God who takes a personal interest in human affairs. Beowulf and Hrothgar give praise to God for the defeat of Grendel. The outcome of battles is attributed to the judgment of God, and Beowulf puts his trust in God. However, Christianity is only mentioned because of the time period in which Beowulf was written since the setting does not include the Christian tradition. That’s were the lines such as “Fate goes as fate must” (455) fit in.

17 Alienation or Loneliness
Beowulf is the hero who is alienated from society. He is not an ordinary member of the community, and he has no close friends or family members who he can share his problems with. Beowulf thrives on this alienation as he chooses to enter battle alone.

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