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Assignment Questions

Blend of Paganism and Christianity in Beowulf

Discuss the importance of Christian elements in Beowulf. How integral is Christianity to this poem and to what extent (and where exactly) does it blur with paganism? Christian or pagan aspect you might examine are allusions to the Bible, fate or wyrd, blood vengeance, and the quest for fame, a common pagan motif.

At least one textual reference from Beowulf in each body paragraph.

Beowulf as only source.

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