8 comments on “Nodding to Beowulf

  1. Mythological in its context; Christological in its implication . . . One who demands faith not fear; practices selfless love not unutterable terror. . . You make an old man think too much!

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  2. The significant point in the original, Paul, is that Beowulf sets aside his sword and faces Grendel barehanded. If he’d fought with the sword, he would have lost.

    I very much enjoyed the line, “Standing taller than fear.”

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    • thanks for the reminder – I believe he did use swords for Grendel’s mother and the dragon – I’ll have to check it somehow – it’s been way too long since I read it


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