Beowulf: The Anglo-Saxon Period 449-1066

Beowulf: The Anglo-Saxon Period 449-1066

Which convention of the epic genre is employed in Beowulf?
The story begins in the thick of the action.
In Beowulf, how does the character of Hrothgar compare to Beowulf’s?
Hrothgar is consumed with grief and unable to defend himself.
How does the role of women in the Anglo-Saxon society compare to today?
Anglo-Saxon women had similar power; they retained control over their property after marriage.
Which of the following most likely belongs to the Anglo-Saxon code of honor as it emerges from Beowulf?
A sense of equality and brotherhood between chieftain and warriors.
Compared to epic narratives, heroic elegies focus more on:
Mourning the hero’s fateful death.
What makes The Seafarer an elegy?
It focuses on feelings of loss and mourning.
What is the fate of the speaker in “The Wanderer”?
He is forgotten by his Lord and comrades.
What mood is conveyed by the words “I am all longing” in 1. 29 of “The Wife’s Lament”?
Hopeless.