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September 25-29

posted Sep 25, 2017, 11:43 AM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Sep 27, 2017, 5:42 AM ]
Monday- we reviewed the digression on pps. 71-81"Finn's Dilemma" and discussed why this is in the poem at this time.  I stressed that this is more to show how the culture was at the time, and it helps to reinforce the Anglo-Saxon code...especially as it relates to revenge.  Questions on the board: What is unusual abouth the setting? What does Finn do and accommodate that is unusual in this culure? Elaborate on his actions, using examples. How does the digression end?
We also talked about the imagery development in the "haunted mere" and also how Queen Wealthow diplomatically discusses her husband's "adoption" of Beowulf as it relates to her own sons.

Tuesday- we will continue on with the discussion of the the second encounter Beowulf has with Grendel's mother in detail.  We also moved ahead in Beowulf to page 123.  Please try to keep up with us. 
Wednesday QUIZ on pps. 71-109. I expect you to be familiar with places, swords, and addressess (in kennings) of people in Beowulf at this point. You should be able to elaborate on the haunted mere, the battle between the sea hag and Beowulf. Be able to use detailed examples.
Thursday- More study of Beowulf. We started where we left off on page 123.  If you were absent, you are responsible for catching up. I will place pages finished here later on Thurs.
Friday-half day with all classes meeting.