MASCULINITY AS REDEMPTION AND DAMNATION IN BEOWULF

Source: Unsplash by Patrick Tomasso INTRODUCTION In the canon of Old English literature, Beowulf looms large as both a poem and a character.  He appears as the ultimate Anglo-Saxon hero, a fierce warrior and generous king.  However, “[o]n the basis of his size and sheer physical power, Beowulf is indubitably a monster” (Flight, p.211).  HisContinue reading “MASCULINITY AS REDEMPTION AND DAMNATION IN BEOWULF”

ENHEDUANNA: THE WORLD’S FIRST POET AND HER IMPORTANCE

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Enheduanna is possibly one of the first recored poets.Although there is some dispute over the validity of her role as an Author.

IS TODAY’S GOVERNMENT A MODERN FEUDAL SYSTEM?

Source: Pixabay by Geralt In today’s society, we work and pay taxes to the government. In return, they should be taking care of us – by paying for public services. Everything from straight roads to paying for police to protect us and the military to save us from foreign dangers.  In the medieval period, weContinue reading “IS TODAY’S GOVERNMENT A MODERN FEUDAL SYSTEM?”

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