9780764585807

CliffsNotes on Beowulf

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  • ISBN13:

    9780764585807

  • ISBN10:

    0764585800

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/13/2000
  • Publisher: Cliffs Notes

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Summary

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.CliffsNotes on Beowulf takes you into the epic story of warriors and strange beasts. Beowulf is considered to be the longest and greatest surviving Anglo-Saxon poem. Some see it as an early celebration of Christianity. Others think it extols - or perhaps condemns - heroic values.Step into this epic poem and get ready for sword fights, feasts, and treasures. With this study guide, you'll be able to follow all of the action as you consider the artistic impact of the work. You'll also gain insight into the characteristics of the unknown poet and the manuscript itself. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sitesClassic literature or modern modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Author Biography

Stanley P. Baldwin is a writer and teacher in Nebraska.

Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Poet
1(4)
The Beowulf Poet
2(1)
The Manuscript
3(2)
Introduction to Beowulf
5(12)
Introduction
6(4)
A Brief Synopsis
10(2)
List of Characters
12(3)
Character Map
15(1)
Beowulf Geography
16(1)
Critical Commentaries
17(45)
Lines 1--193
18(4)
Lines 194--606
22(4)
Lines 607--836
26(4)
Lines 837--1062
30(3)
Lines 1063--1250
33(3)
Lines 1251--1491
36(3)
Lines 1492--1650
39(3)
Lines 1651--1887
42(3)
Lines 1888--2199
45(4)
Lines 2200--2400
49(4)
Lines 2401--2630
53(3)
Lines 2631--2820
56(3)
Lines 2821--3182
59(3)
Character Analyses
62(9)
Beowulf
63(3)
Wiglaf
66(1)
Grendel
67(1)
Grendel's Mother
68(1)
Hrothgar
68(1)
Unferth
69(1)
Wealhtheow
70(1)
Critical Essays
71(8)
Major Themes
72(4)
Major Symbols
76(3)
CliffsNotes Review 79(3)
CliffsNotes Resource Center 82(4)
Index 86

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