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Literary Review

For my thesis topic I will be examining how Otherness breeds the Monstrous in Old and Middle English texts. In addition to this I will also be analysing the role of the monster in the society of the period I … Continue reading

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Blog Reflection

In this blog reflection I plan on discussing my English MA blog, which I named ‘Exploring Medieval and Renaissance literature’. The reason I gave it this title is because the MA I chose was Texts and Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance, … Continue reading

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Arthurian woman and the chivalric code

Many would believe that women in the arthurian legend were passive in their function in the chivalric code. In my own opinion, I believe that the women’s primary role is that they act as catalysts for the action in the … Continue reading

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Representations of nature and its function in Old and Middle English

The natural world is usually invoked for a distinct purpose. The representations of nature is not merely used as an illustrative feature but rather a method in which to understand and explain human issues and concerns, such as the monstrous, … Continue reading

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Christ as a warrior figure

In the Anglo-Saxon poem, The Dream of the Rood, which was written in the early middle ages, Christ is constructed as a heroic warrior. In this medieval poem we are also presented with Christ’s crucifixion in a way that we have … Continue reading

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Making Manuscripts

A manuscript is any book or document that has been hand written by a scribe rather than being printed. All of the medieval texts that we study today, such as Beowulf, were originally presented on manuscripts. In my own opinion, … Continue reading

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Parallels between Grettis Saga and Beowulf

The Grettis Saga is one of the Icelandic sagas that contains literary analogues, which is a story that bears similarities to another story, of the epic Beowulf. It is clear that there are parallel sections from both Beowulf and the … Continue reading

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