Beowulf Reverse Translation

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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation. Trans. Heaney, Seamus. New York: W.W. Norton, 2001. Print. Beowulf is an Anglo-Saxon epic that tells of how a Geatish hero comes to the rescue of the Danes and how this man later becomes a king and a wise man. The main character fights off different monsters, earning him the admiration of the Anglo-Saxon people and making him the inspiration for this poem. This poem reflects many of the values of the Anglo-Saxons and is the earliest example of literature from the British Isle. Since the topic of my paper will be how leadership has evolved over time, this primary text will probably serve as the first work mentioned (if the paper is written in a chronological order); this text will be used to supply details…show more content…
By the end of the analysis, the author concludes that the message about moral order is stronger in Macbeth than in the other two texts he mentioned. This text is relevant to the topic of leadership since it talks about the different King 's in the story and how their morality is received by their subjects. King Duncan in this text is classified as a “good king,” since his power was not just based on fear, but voluntary obedience while Macbeth was once classified as a good subject, being loyal to the king and having the courage to fight the king’s enemies. This shows that there is a mutual relationship between the leader and the subject, which seems to be a common theme in other…show more content…
"The Art of Leadership: An Evolutionary Perspective." International Journal of Arts Management 13.1 (2010): 41-55. Web. 9 May 2016.
This article primarily discusses how leadership has evolved over time and how human civilization developed. The article starts by exploring how traits such as physical strength would have defined leaders in primitive civilization and how today, leadership is defined by a persons intelligence, loyalty, and emotion sensitivity, among other characteristics. This text covers all the time periods that will be addressed in the paper and should help draw a connection between the literary works being discussed and the modern world by showing common traits that are valued in all leaders throughout history.
Viljoen, Leonie. "The Beowulf Manuscript Reconsidered: Reading Beowulf in Late Anglo-Saxon England." Literator: Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies 24.2 (2003): 39. Literature Resource Center. Web. 8 May
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