Beowulf

Beowulf is an Old English epic poem written anonymously around 975 AD.

Summary

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Characters

See a complete list of the characters in Beowulf and in-depth analyses of Beowulf, Grendel, Hrothgar, Unferth, Wiglaf, Grendel’s Mother, and The Dragon.

Main Ideas

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Quotes

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Further Study

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