Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August 23

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "St. George and the Dragon" by Stan Freberg, "Knights of the Round Table" and "The Knights Who Say Ni!" by Monty Python, and "Knight Rider" (TV theme) by Glen A. Larson]

How do modern representations of knights and honor differ from ancient/traditional ones? What do modern portrayals of knights and honor suggest about the culture(s) that produced them?

1. Journal
2. A proper introduction to Beowulf

1. Study Beowulf by reviewing the resources under the Beowulf post and answering the comprehension questions. Post questions and comments to begin the discussion over the weekend, and be prepared to continue live on Monday, August 27.
2. Find your own resources.  (I just found this one.)  There are many, many sites dedicated to Beowulf... if you find something amazing/insightful/truly awful, please share!


  1. I had said earlier that I had watched a special on the story of Beowulf on the History Channel (the series is called Clash of the Gods) and when I got home I decided to see if I could find the same episode for others to see. I eventually did find it and I think this will be very helpful for everyone, or at least the people in my class, because it seems to answer most of the questions we had about the plot and certain elements within the novel. Here’s the episode, it is actually pretty interesting and is easy to follow so I hope you guys enjoy it!

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  3. Definitely gonna watch this for a different perspective. Thanks a bunch, Sam.

  4. Good luck you guys! It is a great class, hope you all learn a lot!

    1. Hi Ryan, good to see you here! Which side of the Atlantic are you on? Is Jasmine still working on the research?

  5. I don't know how legit this site is.. but I thought it made it easier to understand with the summaries and analysis after reading the text... I know its a little late but it could help anyone who is struggling to understand it, like me (:

  6. So here is a site. I don't find it as a great resource but I do find it interesting..............