Beowulf
Beowulf
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Beowulf Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Sea, the Mere, and Water Imagery
Heorot Hall, Mead-Halls
Swords
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Overcoming the Monster
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
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Lines 301-606
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Lines 1813-2100
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Characters
Beowulf
Beowulf Timeline
Grendel
Grendel Timeline
King Hrothgar
King Hrothgar Timeline
Wiglaf
Unferth
Aeschere
Beow
Breca
Ecgtheow
Grendel's Mother
Halfdane
Heardred
Heorogar, Halga, and their sister
Herebeald and Haethcyn
Hrethel
Hrethric, Hrothmund, and Freawaru
Hygd
Hygelac
Onela
Ongentheow
Shield Sheafson
Wealhtheow
Wulf and Eofor
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Companion
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Good vs. Evil
Good vs. Evil Quotes
Identity
Identity Quotes
Strength and Skill
Strength and Skill Quotes
Wealth
Wealth Quotes
Religion
Religion Quotes
Violence
Violence Quotes
Courage
Courage Quotes
Mortality
Mortality Quotes
The Supernatural
The Supernatural Quotes
Tradition and Customs
Tradition and Customs Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Epic Epicness
Epic Epicness Flashcards
Epic Epicness True or False
Is it a Bird? Is is a Plane?
Is it a Bird? Is is a Plane? Flashcards
Is it a Bird? Is is a Plane? True or False
Essay
Teaching Beowulf
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Speaking Beowulf
Anglo-Saxon Word Hunt
Wise Guys in Beowulf: Gnomic Verse
Adapting Beowulf
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop
Photos