Here’s why you should read the poem and participate in the month:
- Beowulf is Awesome
- No Less than Three Epic Fights
- Sea Creatures
- Heavy Christian Imagery
- Judeo-Christian Language Throughout
- Heroic AND Tragic
- Dark Fantasy
- A Short Read (4-5 hours tops)
- Plenty of Free Versions Available
- Tensions Between Christianity and Pagan cultures in Beowulf are relevant today!
- The “Big Idea” of the poem is exactly where we are today!
- Reading it is fun!
- Reading it counts as literature!
I know there’s more reasons. Help me out Beowulf fans (or should I say aficionados?). Why should someone read Beowulf?