Junior Honorable Mention
Literary Explorations III
Dr. Leah Kind
Since it originated in oral tradition, the epic Beowulf has no known author. It does, however, serve as a representation of the Anglo-Saxon culture it originates from. As a work of art, it also serves its purpose of moral instruction, today serving as a demonstration of what values were important to the Anglo-Saxon people. Especially seen through the characters of Beowulf and Wiglaf, the poem Beowulf illustrates three important morals of its time: bravery, honor, and loyalty.
Cory, Eleanor '12, "Bravery, Honor, and Loyalty as Morals in Beowulf" (2010). 2010 Fall Semester. 3.