Beowulf: Of Dragons and Death

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Lesson 5 on Beowulf.

In this lesson we will discuss:

  • Beowulf’s fight against the third (and last) monster
  • The meaning of the mysterious ceremonies at Beowulf’s funeral
  • The overall purpose and meaning of this poem

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Homework

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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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