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Overview: 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®Beowulf might seem a little intimidating at first. You know, it was written at least a thousand years ago … and in verse! But take heart. At its core, Beowulf is actually a pretty simple story. It’s about what it takes to be a hero.

 

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