An epic like Beowulf was composed for the ear, with careful alliterations within each line.
While the 2004 film The Polar Express performed well, Beowulf was a disappointment in 2007.
Borges once admonished a translator of Beowulf for making his creation “more primitive than the original.”
Entertainment Weekly Beowulf TV series in the works at Syfy.
Beowulf: A New Translation It is always better to avenge dear ones than to indulge in mourning.
The queen again presented the cup to the king and to Beowulf; the festivities were prolonged into the night.
Beowulf is the forerunner of that other national dragon-slayer, St. George.
She offered herself and her kingdom to Beowulf; he preferred the office of the faithful guardian.
To his bower was Beowulf brought in haste, dauntless victor.
This means: From the obligations of clientage, my friend Beowulf, and for assistance thou hast sought us.
An epic in Old English, estimated as dating from as early as the eighth century; the earliest long work of literature in English. The critical events are the slaying of the monster Grendel and Grendel's mother by the hero Beowulf and Beowulf's battle with a dragon, in which he is mortally wounded.