Beowulf: Descent into the Deep

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Lesson 3 on Beowulf.

In this lesson we will discuss:

  • How the peaceweaver used her position to bring peace
  • What the monsters mean in this poem
  • Beowulf’s fight against the second monster

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That’s it for this lesson!  Be sure do the following before moving on:

  1. Share your thoughts and questions about this lesson in the comment section below.
  2. Read lines 1651-2509 of Beowulf. Remember to read with a pencil as you go!

Further Reading

If you’d like to study further the ideas we discussed in this lesson, read the essays and introductions in these two books:

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