Lord of the Flies

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Laura Amy Schlitz

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Final Analysis: Beowulf

Beowulf

Unknown, 600*
Famous for: Monsters that could rival some of Hollywood’s; a hero like the world has never known.

find out more about the use of allegory in literature like Beowulf | 60second Recap®You’ve probably already figured this out, but here’s a repeat just in case. Beowulf is about heroism—specifically, what it takes to be a hero. Turns out, the recipe for heroism may be ancient, but it isn’t out-of-date: Here’s one 21st-century interpretation.

 

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