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    Nature is a continuing theme in Old English that reflects and explains certain observations in everyday life. Nature is used as a way to validate faith in occurrences in the natural world that are seemingly only explainable by a higher power. The use of nature to explain certain feelings and actions strategically allows an acceptance of hardships in life. Many poems have been written using nature as a backbone of faith. Poems such as “The Story of Caedmon”, “The Dream of the Rood” and “The Wanderer” are examples of the relationship of nature and the Lord. Religion was a crucial part of life during the Old English period. The Lord himself was expressed through nature, and many natural occurrences. These expressions helped explain the way the world worked and how life is dependant on the will of the Lord. Almost anything in nature could be seen as a sign of God. The belief in God shaped morals and faith, while nature seemingly implemented God’s divine plan. Although a higher power is physically unattainable, people rationalized the way they saw the natural world to explain the hardships and to draw a connection to the Lord. As told by many…

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    will find difficult. Although I am American who’s my first language is not English, I found reading the old English is hard to read and write. There are many reasons why I would find reading and writing old English hard. It is hard because it is not my first language, the grammar, and vocabulary. The first reason why I found reading and writing in old English is hard, because I am not a native American who learn how to read and write from the beginning of my life in English. Also, I just came…

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    Shakespeare's felt and thought while making this play. Queen Elizabeth was the main person they were allowed to act. Woman dressed as man, and man dressed as woman in theatre. They didn't think it was allowed but since Queen Elizabeth I loved theatre so much it was considered okay. On the article it doesn't really say about theatre how it did in the movie. On the article it mentions all lot more of her religious fact and her workers. Shakespeare made queen Elizabeth adventure his language! She…

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    The Dream of the Rood is an Old English poem known for its depiction of one of the most significant events in human history: the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. When compared to the Bible, The Dream is seen to deviate - at times rather significantly - from the traditional account as told in the Gospel of Matthew. The poem’s narrative style, sense of characterisation and use of language form a description that is seemingly far removed from the Gospel. However, these differences exist predominantly…

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    partially a response to the economic Revolution. Old English Literature (500-1100) The time period of this age is set 500-1 a hundred ad.The language of this complete length is known as antique English. No specific date exists for its starting. the primary written facts of the language date from around 690 ad…

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    “The Wife’s Lament”: An Unanswered Song. In the Old English poem, “The Wife’s Lament”, the miserable tone is set from the beginning. The poem can be found in the Exeter book, which dates back to 950 AD. The actual writer of the poem remains a mystery, but one can narrow down the time it was written by the style of the writing. The Old English version is translated by Ann Stanford, and the version being used. From the title and the first few lines the reader can determine this poem is an elegy,…

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    Cultural Contrast between Modern day and Old English Values In contrast to our modern day standards of morality and intolerance toward a black and white perspective, Beowulf(Heaney) emphasizes a completely opposite mindset. There is an immense variation between the moral standard a ‘hero’ is held to in the old age of Beowulf and what was depicted in the movie Beowulf and Grendel (Gunnarsson). In the olden age there was a morally low shelf where most only ventured to two perspectives, those being…

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    Monsters In Beowulf

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    Beowulf, written sometime between the 8th and 10th century AD, is the oldest surviving piece of literature written in Old English and one of the very few works written by a person of the Anglo-Saxon culture. The epic poem has stayed an important piece of work through generations and generations. The epic poem Beowulf has managed to stay an important manuscript due to its message that has remained constant in society and because of its significant representation of the Anglo-Saxon culture. The…

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    Statutory rape has been around for a long time, but has had very little change. In old English law it was a strict liability offence, meaning even if someone did not know the age of the teenager, the teenager started, or even gave consent, they were held accountable (Obermen 25). Then more recently it became more of a law to protect morality than to punish offenders. Now the law is so vague, it does not do what it is needed to do, protect the innocent and punish the offenders. Therefore,…

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    Richard Wilbur’s poem “Beowulf” is his translation of the Old English poem also called “Beowulf”. The time frame the original “Beowulf” was written is between the mid seventh century and the late tenth century. The poem tells a story of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves a kingdom from a monster named Grendal, who attacks the castle each night. In Richard Wilbur’s translation he describes Beowulf of the old English poem from a mid-twentieth century point of view. Although both authors…

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