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BEOWULF. * Loyalty * Extreme Strength, almost superhuman * Idealistic Optimism * STRONG belief in fatal destiny.

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3 * Loyalty * Extreme Strength, almost superhuman * Idealistic Optimism * STRONG belief in fatal destiny

4 * Retainer would make an oath to his lord promising service and protection * Lord gave a gold ring to the retainer as a sign of the lord’s favor, lords knows as “ring-givers” * Warrior could achieve lasting fame for the deeds provided to his lord or could achieve lasting scorn for betraying or forsaking his lord

5 * A kenning is an extended metaphor used in much Anglo-Saxon literature. * Ex: he who wears the helmet = warrior * Holder of the Red Pen = teacher * Rain-holder = cloud * Memory catcher = camera * Can you come up with your own examples?


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