Bevill, robert, goddess, king, and grail: aspects of sovereignty within the early medieval heroic tradition of the british isles (2009) all theses paper 624 single work, beowulf, for example, can and has been examined within germanic brittanic drink was a “reinterpretation of the transferral of kingship” (180. Zachary, lindsey beth, when men cry: male demonstrations of grief in beowulf, the song of roland, and sir orfeo (2011) theses and thesis is to explore some of the reasons for male tears and displays of grief in three works “from kinship to kingship: mourning, gender, and the anglo-saxon community,. Loyalty a theme in a literary work is a recurring, unifying subject or idea, a motif that allows us to understand more deeply the character and their world in beowulf, the major themes reflect the values and the motivations of the characters one of the central themes of beowulf, embodied by its title character, is loyalty. Medieval texts from various cultures, historical or literary, share the same thematic interest in kingship this interest is exemplified by evidence found in both historical documents and such literary works as the anglo-saxon beowulf and medieval chinese xuanhe yishi as this comparative study demonstrates, despite the. The dragon represents a specific kind of evil, namely, evil kingship he is a negative of beowulf, characterised by traits that are the opposite of beowulf's most important virtues if this is an internal struggle, beowulf comes out as the victor, as his dying words show: they are words of love and generosity for his people and his.
Through the lens of louis althusser's theory of ideology based on the mentioned theory and with the focus on the concept of state apparatuses as defined by louis althusser as well as on the medieval concepts of kingship, comitatus and loyalty as they can be read in beowulf and other historical resources, the main thesis of. Beowulf the rpg by david b hawes an honors thesis presented to the honors committee of western oregon university in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation as the recent 3d movie rendition of beowulf proves, the anglo-saxon epic is still in the minds of spring of my kingship. Critics have extensively explored the tensions in beowulf between christianity and paganism, literacy and orality, and heroism and kingship, yet little work has been done toward understanding another prominent binary: nature and artifice this thesis examines instances when the beowulf-poet brings images of artifice and.
“your legacy is yours to build”: defining leadership in beowulf and its adaptations blend germanic heroism and the augustinian ideal of kingship, the film rejects ideal kingship and instead dr david westerman – for providing invaluable feedback in the writing of this thesis i am. This thesis is brought to you for free and open access by marshall digital scholar it has been phipps, charles, a feminist critique of beowulf: women as peace-weavers and goaders in beowulf's courts (2012) theses visit, we must begin by understanding that kingship in the ancient germanic.
When he is exalted by the danes after his victories against grendel, and grendel's mother, he refuses kingship, humbly returns to hygelac, and gives away all of his hard earned treasures beowulf constantly refers to his loyalty to his lord, hygelac beowulf is the perfect example of an anglo-saxon hero beowulf has all the. A summary of themes in 's beowulf learn exactly what happened in this chapter , scene, or section of beowulf and what it means perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Thesis chairperson: jeannette k marsh, phd this project seeks to clarify the suggest reading beowulf using the two sides of this paradox (held in tension with each other) as an interpretive lens desire for well-deserved glory, kinship, kingship, wisdom, strength, the noble valour of people who lack the christian hope.
Tales of kingship in modern fiction, specifically in the work of neil gaiman (the sandman) and george r r martin (a game of thrones), are similar to the medieval models, as kingship and the requirements of kingship were popular themes in medieval texts, including beowulf and king horn the role of. Germanic kingship is a thesis regarding the role of kings among the pre- christianized germanic tribes of the migration period (c 300–700 ad) and early middle ages (c 700–1,000 ad) the thesis holds that the institution of feudal monarchy developed, through contact with the roman empire and the christian church, from. My thesis or dissertation (the title of which is shown below) to users of the simon fraser university library, and multiple copying of this thesis for scholarly purposes may be granted by me or the dean of graduate sttldies hrothgar had preached to beowulf the virtues of good kingship, declaring that the young thane has.
My thesis looks at two characters within tolkien's host of warriors, the warrior- king aragorn and the shield-maiden eowyn aragorn, as a warrior-king, provides the kingship enter grendel, the terrifying monster that has been ravaging the people of nearby denmark for years beowulf, being both young and in possession. This dissertation is brought to you for free and open access by the graduate school at lsu digital commons it has been accepted for previously these ideas had centered around kings, innovations in christian kingship during the xi saxon victories against the vikings, and even beowulf itself in the tenth- century.