Beowulf Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
The Sea, the Mere, and Water Imagery
There are several important scenes involving different bodies of water in Beowulf – the dangerous sea-crossing that Beowulf and his warriors undertake to go from Geatland to Denmark; the swim...
Heorot Hall, Mead-Halls
In the translation of Beowulf that we've used, King Hrothgar's mead-hall is called Heorot, which is its name in Old English. Translated into modern English, "Heorot" means "hart," which is a male d...
There are several different famous swords in Beowulf – so many, in fact, that you might have trouble keeping them straight. First, there's the sword that Hrothgar gives Beowulf after he kills...
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