Wulf and Eadwacer Essays

  • Old English Elegy In 'Wulf And Eadwacer'

    1059 Words  | 5 Pages

    ‘Wulf and Eadwacer’ is a poem that has been widely reviewed and translated as part of the genre of old English elegy. “The poem has a good deal of ambiguous language which, since the poem has no obvious consistent plot or clearly defined emotional context, allows several possible readings” (Jensen, 374) This can be seen firstly through the uncertainty of the number of characters and their roles within the poem. The separation or absence of a loved one, heartbreak and waiting are also talked about

  • Filial Piety In Lady Hyegyong

    709 Words  | 3 Pages

    Finnley Maier Hist 281 Essay 1: Lady Hyegyong ​According to Confucian principals, filial piety is an admired characteristic that means that one possesses a great respect for one’s parents and ancestors. Instead of asking in what parts of the memoir does filial piety come into play, I think that’s it not unreasonable to see that the whole memoir is about piety. Filial piety is the main root in this story and the driving force and in the lives of this royal Korean family. Piety doesn’t just apply

  • Homosociality In Beowulf

    1573 Words  | 7 Pages

    In the world of Old English poetry, children are rarely seen, the lower-classes are rarely mentioned and the women are marginalised. This world belongs to the elite male warrior; a brotherhood who live and die by the heroic code. There seems to be little room for women in this world yet, when they appear, some, actively erode the boundaries between men and women, while others uphold the structures that cause divide. Homosociality The world of Beowulf is one of male dominion over the homosocial divide