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Discuss the setting Chaucer establishes in "The Prologue." Points to consider include the time and place, the purpose of the journey, and the people going on the journey. Also, identify any parts of
the setting that hint at action that happens later in the story. Cite specific examples from the text to support your answer.
In Greek tragedy, the prologue is the opening section of a drama that precedes the first choral ode. [ In the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, the prologue is presented as dialogue between Oedipus, the Priests, and Kreon, and establishes that the plague in Thebes will end as soon as Laios’s murderer is found. This precedes the opening hymn of the Chorus that appeals to the gods. Shakespeare
includes a prologue to set up the story behind the star crossed lovers in Romeo and Juliet. In this case, the Chorus delivers the prologue which begins, “Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life” ]
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Identify three personal traits that were admired in Anglo-Saxon warriors, and discuss how Beowulf illustrates those traits. Use specific evidence from the text to support your answer.
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Weegy: superstitious, strong, determined. The anglosaxons are slaves to legend. Additionally, they are determined to face their fears, conquer the "monsters" that live amongst them and to keep their familes and their livelyhoods safe. [ They raise Beowulf to hero status and with his bravery and willingness to face the monster that is terrorizing their village they are able to destroy the beast and live another day. ] (More)
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Weegy: the Anglo-Saxons were a Germanic tribe who invaded Britain in waves between 400 and 600 CE. [ Their lifestyle was divided into kinship clans that centered around the main mead-drinking hut, which was where all communal meals took place, women served men, and warriors ran around invading neighboring tribes to loot pillage and plunder. Each person had a wergeld, or certain monetary worth, based on their age and status, young people were worth more than children or elderly, men worth more than women, and this applied in the even of homicide in the repayment for the life of that clan member. They had an animistic religion, that is, the belief in nature-spirits until their conversion to Christianity in the early 600s, after they had settled in Britain. Once they settled, they became an easy target for the more fearsome invading Vikings, who were of a similar Germanic origin but were not the same. Sorry that it's not much, but that's what I remember about them. anglo-saxon is; Warrior like mentality, Loyalty ,Selflessness, Pride, life devoted to killing,ruthless, careless, horrid. Anglo-Saxon ] (More)
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how does Beowulf illustrates those traits User: how does Beowulf illustrate the traits of anglo-saxons
Weegy: Within the tale of “Beowulf” four character traits can be found which define the Anglo Saxon Hero. The first is loyalty, as demonstrated by the relationship between Lord and thane. [ According to page 23 of the “Beowulf” introduction, “a relationship based less on subordination of one man’s will to another than on mutual trust and respect.” The second and third characteristics are strength and courage. The importance of these specific traits to the Anglo-Saxon people is clearly presented during the reciting of Sigemund’s tale within Heorot. As the song states, “He was adventurer most famous, far and wide through the nations, for deed of courage – he had prospered from that before, the protector of warriors – after the war-making of Heremod had come to an end, his strength and his courage” (38). The final piece which comprises the Anglo-Saxon hero is the notion of fame. The only after life a warrior could ever aspire to have was immortality through fame. One again this is explained by the introduction to the story, “Beowulf’s chief reward is pagan immortality the memory in the minds of later generations of a hero’s heroic actions” (24-25). By understanding what defines a hero it is a simple matter to comprehend why Beowulf is considered by some to be the greatest of all. He posses unfaltering loyalty to his king and allies, and save for his final battle his thanes show the same devotion to him. His strength is unparalleled, as he is able to defeat each of his opponents and perform feats of unmatched endurance. Beowulf’s courage, though motivated primarily by his own notion of fate, is, none the less, unwavering. And as a hero he achieved his desire for immortality through the poem itself. Each of the four heroic traits can be identified within the three battles in which Beowulf participates: His battle with Grendel, his undersea struggle with the Grendel’s Mother, and his final fight with the dragon. Before going off to do battle with Grendel, Beowulf gives ... (More)
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