Sunday, October 12, 2008

Friday, October 10th

I'm extremely sorry this is so late!

Marie Paul visits!

1. Turned in Scholarship project
2. Synthesis essay on Monday, save in class folder
(Anglo- Saxon back round, Beowulf the story (w/out author), The movie directed by Robert Zemechus

3. Finish watching movie
o Beowulf returns to Herot
o Unferth returns with the golden dragon horn
o The slave, Cane, found it on the moors
o Queen talks to Beowulf’s mistress
o Flaming cross
o Unferth says dragon
o Beowulf’s son. Agreement broken now that the horn has been returned
o The sins of the fathers
o Beowulf apologizes for giving in to temptation
o Wiglaf doesn’t accept Beo giving having faults, loyalty
o Beowulf confronts Grendel’s mom
o Beo chases an extremely angry dragon heading for hEROT
o Rides dragon for a while
o He realizes the gem, soft spot, Welthow, horn
o Rides again, engages in deep sea diving with the dragon
o Welthow saves mistress
o Beowulf hits a raw nerve, kills dragon in the most epic battle
o B Cuts off own arm to kill heart
o B loses knife, rips out heart with bare hand
o Wiglaf saves queen
o Water cleanses, washes away his son (dragon)
o Keep epic tale, Beowulf dies, too late for lies
o Hero’s funeral
o Wiglaf is king, finds horn, G’s mom takes Beowulf down

4. Started synthesis
(Example: religion, women, epic hero and how it compares/contrasts between Anglo-Saxon Culture, Beowulf story, and Beowulf movie
Include 2 outside sources
How is the movie different from epic hero qualifications?
Definition, Anglo- SSaxons, Beowulf story and movie
How does B be epic hero

· Kills G and mom, fulfills royalty ideal, tale told, nobility, brave, loyal, just
· In movie? More tragic hero rather than epic hero (flaw=gave into temptation, greed, pride (Oedipus)
· Anglo- loyalty, Wiglaf is loyal
· Movie- sins of the fathers, would Wigalf give in, queen “love” loyalty, Wiglaf refuses to believe B’s weakness
· Unferth- as: converts from Nors Gods to God Christianity (religion) co Beo: unferth’s challenge questioning epic hero, movie: changes opinion, comes around (full circle, Hrunting= Unferth’s sword)
· Women? AS: important, having kids, still unequal Beo: Welthow? wise queen, Movie: Women defeats Beowulf (man) No procreating, Welthow can't have kids

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