Homeschool Literature studying literature and literary lesson from the early Middle Ages, getting ready to read Beowulf by creating an appreciation for the beauty and artistry of the works they are about to read. Your children will learn about Anglo-Saxon poetry, they will have the opportunity to solve riddles, write riddles, and take time to reflect on the lesson. It is important that you approach this work with enthusiasm for the literature. While the kids work on their lessons you can engage them in a question and answer period. Homeschool literature is a natural opportunity to create some research assignments as well.
Homeschool Literature Hello. I'm Joseph Pearce. I learn literature for Homeschool Connections and I want to invite you to spend time with demons as we delve into the great Old English classic, the Old English epic of Beowulf. Beowulf is one of the greatest employs of English literature. It's also, of course, one of the earliest works of English literature. It's also a hugely influential part of literature not least on the activities of JRR Tolkien.
It's undoubtedly probable that if it hadn't been for Beowulf, there would not be the Lord of the Rings. So really anybody who's interested in these modern epics such as Tolkien's Lord of the Rings needs to understand where the inspiration received from. And one of the major points of revelation for Tolkien was this wonderful epic. Tolkien wrote a long essay called The Monster and the Connoisseurs about Beowulf. I want to delve into this story where the protagonist Beowulf grapples with three monsters: Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon. And we'll see as we delve into this great Old English epic, how Tolkien got his inspiration for The Hobbit and Smaug from this wonderful work Beowulf. Please come with me as we grapple with monsters.[ music ].
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