contemporary audience close, and as familiar handles to which the audience can cling while being taken on their permanent journey into the Christian culture. Works Cited and Consulted Baswell and Schotter: "The Middle Ages," pp. 1-26; The Dream of the Rood, The Wanderer, (700/900), Five Old English Riddles (pp. 150-51), translated from Old English "The Wanderer." The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Ed. M.H. Abrams. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1993. 68-70.