Of Monsters and Shmoopers.
Beowulf vs. Grendel: it's a tale as old as time. Well, it's a tale as old as somewhere between the 8th and 11th centuries—still pretty impressive.
You probably know Beowulf as a monster story, but this epic poem is way more than just blood and guts. Beneath all the armor, there's a story that influenced pretty much every Western work that came after it. Go ahead and dive in.
P.S. Take this course on its own or combine it with our other literature units to create one monster of a curriculum.
Unit 1. Beowulf
This unit is a crash course in all things Beowulf.