Historical events and literature are rather integrated with each other. Social, religious, political issues were always the most popular subject for various writers to satirize, criticize and symbolize about. Specifically, Beowulf had a significant impact from immigration of Anglo, Saxons and Jutes with their belief in Christianity. Three tribes had arrived from Denmark, Germany, Holland and the Frisian Islands. (Collins 1) When the Anglo-Saxons have arrived to England, they have also brought the religion - Christianity with them. (James 1) However, the Christianity didn’t spread until Saint Augustine have arrived on behalf on the miss...
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...will be passed down to generations. Despite the fact that the characters are imaginary and it is a fiction, this epic does reflect the religious and native belief of immortality with Beowulf being on God’s side and achieve victory in the war against Grendel who’s synecdoche of the satan and the demons who are being punished by the divine Lord.
If Beowulf has Grendel for its merciless behavior, The Modest Proposal has British landlord for it.
James, Edward. “Anglo-Saxons” BBC 5 Nov 2009. 3 Jan 2010
Pacey. Desmond. Our literary Heritage. Canada: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd, 1982.
Stenton, Frank. Anglo-Saxon England. 3rd Ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971. 812.
Kennedy, Charles. Beowulf The Oldest English Epic. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978. 121.
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