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As one of the oldest existing poems in the English language, "Beowulf is important for its historical account and its poetry and themes. CliffsNotes on Beowulf takes the bite out of Beowulf's monsters and dragons and reveals the story of Beowulf's actions and deeds in a way that makes them relevant to today. With plot summaries, critical commentaries, character maps, and more, CliffsNotes is the perfect study companion to ensure classroom success.
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CliffsNotes on Beowulf takes you into the epic story of warriors and strange beasts. Beowulf is considered to be the longest and greatest surviving Anglo-Saxon poem. Some see it as an early celebration of Christianity. Others think it extols - or perhaps condemns - heroic values.
Step into this epic poem and get ready for sword fights, feasts, and treasures. With this study guide, youll be able to follow all of the action as you consider the artistic impact of the work. You'll also gain insight into the characteristics of the unknown poet and the manuscript itself. Other features that help you study include
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STANLEY P. BALDWIN received his M.A. in English from the University of Kentucky. He is a writer and teacher living in Nebraska.
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Life and Background of the Poet.
Introduction to Beowulf.
CliffsNotes Resource Center.