4 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2018
    1. I. THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SCYLD. {The famous race of Spear-Danes.} Lo! the Spear-Danes' glory through splendid achievements The folk-kings' former fame we have heard of, How princes displayed then their prowess-in-battle. {Scyld, their mighty king, in honor of whom they are often called Scyldings. He is the great-grandfather of Hrothgar, so prominent in the poem.}

      This versions is nothing compared to the Seamus Heaney versions this is so difficult to understand not just by the font of the text but language is difficult to understand. I don't think this is the best translation to fully grasp the understanding of what this text is about. i found this surprising that it was published in 2005. Ann Marie Victoria

    1. I Now Beowulf bode in the burg of the Scyldings, leader belovéd, and long he ruled 55 in fame with all folk, since his father had gone away from the world, till awoke an heir, haughty Healfdene, who held through life, sage and sturdy, the Scyldings glad.[1] Then, one after one, there woke to him, 60 to the chieftain of clansmen, children four: Heorogar, then Hrothgar, then Halga brave; and I heard that —— was ——’s queen,[2] the Heathoscylfing’s helpmate dear. To Hrothgar[3] was given such glory of war,

      At the very beginning of this Epic they are already trying to not show importance to the women, instead showing how string and how much glory the men had. Ann Marie Taylor

    1. But the man remembered his mighty power, the glorious gift that God had sent him. in his Maker’s mercy put his trust for comfort and help: so he conquered the foe, felled the fiend, who fled abject, 1275reft of joy, to the realms of death, mankind’s foe. And his mother now, gloomy and grim, would go that quest of sorrow, the death of her son to avenge. To Heorot came she, where helmeted Danes 1280slept in the hall. Too soon came back old ills of the earls, when in she burst, the mother of Grendel. Less grim, though, that terror, e’en as terror of woman in war is less, might of maid, than of men in arms

      Another moment in the story of manipulation with God. This shows man trying to give an example of why we should control women into being submissive because if not she will turn into Grendel mother someone/something without god behind her but her fury and terror is much more than man if man did not have God. Ann Marie Taylor

  2. Apr 2018
    1. So lived the clansmen in cheer and revel 100a winsome life, till one began to fashion evils, that fiend of hell. Grendel this monster grim was called, march-riever[9] mighty, in moorland living,[10] in fen and fastness; fief of the giants 105the hapless wight a while had kept since the Creator his exile doomed. On kin of Cain was the killing avenged by sovran God for slaughtered Abel. Ill fared his feud,[11] and far was he driven, 110for the slaughter’s sake, from sight of men. Of Cain awoke all that woful breed, Etins[12] and elves and evil-spirits, as well as the giants that warred with God weary while: but their wage was paid them!

      Instantly associates Grendel with Cain, thus associating Grendel with Christianity. This doesn't flow how an Epic should, not because of the translation but because of the injection of God. Ann Marie Taylor