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    In lines 42-67, Byrthnōð is depicted as a figure of heroism through his adamant refusal to comply to the demands of the Vikings, showcasing the Anglo-Saxon idealistic portrayal of bravery, honour and a warrior’s fealty towards their lords. Through the use of a variety of linguistic elements, the poet highlight the differences between Byrthnōð and the Vikings and stresses that one must remain loyal to their lord in the face of an precarious situation. In this essay, I will discuss the poetic techniques and linguistic choices the poet employs to portray these ideals in The Battle of Maldon. The implication of Danegeld infuriates Byrthnōð as the poet emphatically stresses how Byrthnōð responds to the messenger with the emotive adjectives, yrre…

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    demonstrates these characteristics pretty well is Beowulf. Beowulf was an altruistic individual who ended up giving up his life in order to saver other people's lives. Beowulf also showed zero fear when dealing with the different circumstances he was forced into as well as the situations he put himself into. Another story that shows examples of an individual being brave is the poem Battle of Maldon. This poem was based on real events that took place in England somewhere around 900AD. The…

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    has a negative effect on people as a temptation. In British literature, beacon is always a central concept in entire British history from Anglo-Saxon Period to Victorian Era. Whatever the beacon is positive or negative, the literary work itself presents as a beacon with its cautionary significance that influenced, and continues to influence the populace in the mist, which makes the British literature much more precious and decisive among many others. In Anglo-Saxon period, the most…

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    In Christianity, God is almighty, and Jesus stood strong despite the horrible things that were cast upon him. In addition, Christ’s followers remained close to his side, and other texts surely drew upon this scenario as well. A lord’s comitatus was his band of closest friends who pledged themselves to stand strong alongside him. Applications of a comitatus can be found in various other texts, such as “Beowulf” during his battle with the dragon, and in “The Battle of Maldon” in Lord Byrhtnoth’s…

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    Byrhttoh Hero Analysis

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    Byrhtnoth’s Ofermod: An Act of Heroism A magnificent variety of noble characteristics were portrayed in Old English literature as examples of Anglo-Saxon spirits. Despites that all national heroes are extraordinarily distinctive, one universal trait was shared in all individuals: The Ofermod, or Pride, a dignified sense of one’s identity. For example, In the Battle of Maldon, the orally transmitted poetry that illustrated the grand battle led by English earl Byrhtnoth against invasion of Viking…

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    of heroic code and loyalty to one another to fall. The men are a cross section of Englaland. Aelfwine from Mercia, Ashforth a northumbrian hostage, Leofsunu from Stour, Dunnere, a humble free man. They exhort each other to avenge their lord, to fight the viking invader, to remember their allegiance to their lord and king. To stand fast together against the viking horde. The social function of this text is to emphasise the coherence of the english kingdom and to rally the people against the…

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    Fragile-Personal Narrative

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    know, almost everyone in Purleigh has a bit of Bonham blood in them. You and I are probably distant cousins.” “Cousins?” No way. Being Marisol’s cousin was the last thing I wanted. “Distant cousins.” She smiled as if she read my thoughts. “Suppose your great-great-great-grandfather had a sister who married my great-great-great grandfather, a Purleigh man. Let’s say she left the castle to live in the village with her husband and children. Her children had children and so on. And there you have…

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    Anglo Saxon Moral Beliefs

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    correct. This world is compiled of a vast diversity in opinions from people of entirely different backgrounds. Peoples’ values may be influenced by their cultures, experiences, social standing, portrayal of what is “right” through media, and even through the depiction of values in literature. Modern Society has been given the honor of possessing remarkable literary works that have been discovered from previous centuries. This access has allowed historians and scholars to obtain insight into the…

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    during this term there have been spiritual wars throughout the european countries that held a amazing impact on the human beings and it even pondered literature. OLD ENGLISH POETRY Old English poetry included long epic heroic poems,poetry become also based on historical activities. With a records of invasions and occupations.some are inside the types of poetry and describe numerous battles, for instance, "The struggle of Maldon" and "The conflict of Brunanburh".Beowulf is the…

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    Ofermod Poem Analysis

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    thing different being how they handle it. How the speaker handles it herself is just like the rest of the town does, and that is why we can conclude the speaker herself has a lot of pride, whether it is for her sister or how others see her. She says that she doesn’t tell anyone when she doesn’t have any food, because she was told that being in debt is a sin. In a way, her pride is justified, because she has a reason for why she will always want to be self-independent and prideful, even at the…

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