Faith Versus Fate in the Poems "The Seafarer", "The Wanderer", and "The Wife's Lament"

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The Seafarer, The Wanderer, and The Wife’s Lament all contains faith verses fate. The three poems are very similar and very different. The three poems ranging from a lonely man, to a lost soldier, to a wife’s bedrail. The medieval poems show hurt, confusion, and loneliness. The Seafarer, The Wanderer, and The Wife’s Lament all contain keening in the personalized poems, in many lines. The Wanderer is a poem based on a soldier who went into exile because of the death of his dear lord. In line twenty three, a keening is shown, “gold-lord.” In this keening the soldier is looking for a great lord who will treat he as is past lord did. The Wife’s Lament is based on a wife who was forced into exile because of her husband’s family. A keening shown in line six and seven, the wife states, “wave-tumult.” The wife is explaining how her lord went through storms on the sea to get h```er to his country. Last but not least The Seafarer, another medieval based poem about a man who went back and forth on if he should have lived his family differently. In line twenty it states, “sea-fowl,” the meanin...

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