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  • Heathen and Christian Elements in the Wanderer

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    Heathen and Christian Elements in the Wanderer       The modern word 'weird' bears only a superficial resemblance to its etymological descendent, wyrd.  What now stands for 'strange' and 'queer' only has an archaic connection to its classical meaning of 'Fate'.  During the process of evolution, however, the word went through many phases, especially during the formation of the English language by the Anglo-Saxons.         Wyrd appears fairly often in Old English poetry and prose

  • Christian and Pagan Elements in Beowulf

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    transition, Beowulf has various Christian colorings along with the pagan traditions of old. Consequently, there have been debates over the ages whether the poem is a wholly Christian or Pagan poem. Hence, in an anonymously written Beowulf, the poet intermingled a range of Christian and Pagan elements and tradition to demonstrate the blending of theologies in eighth century Anglo-Saxon society. To understand why Beowulf contains shadings of Christian and Pagan elements, one must first understand late

  • Pagan and Christian Elements in Beowulf

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    Pagan and Christian Elements in Beowulf                 The praised epic poem, Beowulf, is the first great heroic poem in English literature. The epic follows a courageous warrior named Beowulf throughout his young, adult life and into his old age. As a young man, Beowulf becomes a legendary hero when he saves the land of the Danes from the hellish creatures, Grendel and his mother. Later, after fifty years pass, Beowulf is an old man and a great king of the Geats. A monstrous dragon soon

  • Pagan And Christian Elements In Beowulf, By Seamus Heaney

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    automatically receive the position. Despite its ambiguities, the ending of Beowulf appropriately concludes the epic because it emphasizes Beowulf’s characteristics of mortality that the reader can relate to, equalizes the balance between pagan and Christian elements, and leaves just enough uncertainty for the reader to fantasize about the events that occur after the poem’s ending. During the end of the poem, Beowulf displays many mortal traits that readers can relate to which creates a pleasing ending.

  • Christian Elements in Indonesian and Singapore Contemporary Art

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    art-making. Christian elements in contemporary art are apparent from the previous influence of colonialism in South East Asia. This essay compares Indonesian Artist Ariadhitya Pramuhendra (Pramuhendra) with Singaporean Artist Boo Sze Yang in the use of Christian elements and its extent in their artworks and how this is affected by their individual societal backgrounds and distinct local influences. Christianity made inroads into Indonesia’s art history during the 9th century with Christian missionaries

  • Epic of Beowulf - Contradictory Christian Elements in Beowulf

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    Contradictory Christian Elements in Beowulf        In Beowulf the Christian element, which coexists alongside the pagan or heathen, sometimes in a seemingly contradictory fashion, is many faceted.   Certainly the Christian element seems to be too deeply interwoven in the text for us to suppose that it is due to additions made by scribes at a time when the poem had come to be written down. The Christian element had to be included by the original poet or by minstrels who recited it in

  • Common Elements in Elizabeth Gaskell's The Old Nurse's Story and in Christian Rossetti's Goblin Market

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    theme, Victorian Gothic, provides just as much of an overview of the Victorian time period. This new theme appears in Elizabeth Gaskell’s short story, The Old Nurse’s Story and Christina Rossetti's poem Goblin Market. Both works illustrate common elements of Gothic literature, such as; old houses, mystery, horror, ghost, fantasy creatures, the unknown and oppression. Both author’s background stories provide insight to their reason behind their writings. Elizabeth Gaskell was a minister's wife that

  • The Different Characteristics Of The Eight Elements Of Religion

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    Elements of religion Religion refers to obligatory beliefs accompanies by a number of practices that involve objects that make up the belief. The word religion came from a Latin word religio that means awe for gods and believing in proper rituals. The dictionary defines religion as a system of belief involving worship of God or gods, and involves rituals, prayer and moral code (Hexham, 2011). What is commonly accepted as religion involves various characteristics and elements. These include; belief

  • Religion as a Gothic Element in American Romanticism

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    Religion as a Gothic Element in American Romanticism American Romanticism can be strongly defined through its use of Gothic elements. Webster’s defines gothic as "of or relating to a style of fiction characterized by the use of desolate or remote settings and macabre, mysterious, or violent incidents" (529). Pre-American Romantic writers, such as Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards, do not tend towards the gothic in their writings of religion and religious elements. Although God is mysterious

  • The Meaning Of Christianity: Baptism In Christianity

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    or changed their belief. In Christianity, upon birth or acceptance of Jesus Christ as one’s faith, Christians perform an initiation ritual called Baptism. Baptism is one of the most important and popular rituals in Christianity. It is a simple process that requires an individual to be immersed into the water, blessed and pronounced “in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit” (Christian Baptism). This ritual can be performed on both infants and adults, but there are many controversies

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