Conduct close readings of an Old English poem (Beowulf or The Battle of Maldon), and interpret representations of violence. Consider the author’s rhetorical aims in representing violence. Can we deepen our understanding of what violence means in the text? Develop an original argument and support it with evidence from your chosen text. You may not use secondary sources for this paper: stick to the primary text.
-Avoid simple conclusions.
-Avoid plot summary and support analysis with specific evidence from the text.
-Be original in your argumentation.
-Include an interesting title for your paper.
This assignment must be:
-2-3 pages long
-in 12 point/Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins.