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    for the pieces to be passed down and still be in existence today. When many of the pieces were finally written down the took on a poetic style. Through the examination of these poems, both universal and cultural themes become present. In “The Seafarer'; and “The Wanderer,'; both being poems from the Anglo-Saxon time period, the anonymous authors portray the universal theme of the harshness of life through imagery patterns of the sea and winter, and in the conclusion of both poems it becomes

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    The Meaning of Home in The Seafarer

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    The Meaning of Home in The Seafarer It is important to consider the meaning of home when analyzing The Seafarer. The narrator of this poem seems to feel a sense of belonging while traveling the sea despite the fact that he is obviously disillusioned with its hardships .The main character undergoes a transformation in what he considers home and this dramatically affects his life and lifestyle. Towards the end of The Seafarer the poet forces us to consider our mortality, and seems to push the notion

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    chose to pass on stories generation to generation to reveal their feelings and experiences. Poems made a great impact in easing the pain. In the poems, "The Seafarer" and "The Wanderer", the themes of loneliness and exile exist throughout both of the poems. The unknown authors portray the two themes through detail and emotion. "The Seafarer" creates a storyline of a man who is "lost" at sea. There is a major reference to the concept of the sea and how it "captures" the soul and leaves a lonely feeling

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    A Comparison of Beowulf and The Seafarer Beowulf and The Seafarer   In a comparison between “Beowulf” and “The Seafarer” one finds two contrasting beliefs in fate and the sea from the story’s main characters. Beowulf is resigned to fate and is humble before the force of the sea, while The Seafarer is fearful of the powers of fate and the sea and is unwilling to accept them. Though the actions and thoughts of Beowulf give him a god-like appearance in the story he believes that God and fate work

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    The Anglo-Saxon poems, “The Wanderer,” “The Seafarer,” and “The Wife’s Lament” The Old English, or Anglo-Saxon, era of England lasted from about 450-1066 A.D. The tribes from Germany that conquered Britain in the fifth century carried with them both the Old English language and a detailed poetic tradition. The tradition included alliteration, stressed and unstressed syllables, but more importantly, the poetry was usually mournful, reflecting on suffering and loss.1These sorrowful poems from

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    The Ideal Hero in Beowulf

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    Classifying whether or not Beowulf is an ideal hero, one would have to understand the definition of an ideal hero, and then the decision and whether he has any flaws within this understanding can be made. Beowulf identifies many traits to allow the reader to make his own assumption on this epic poem. According to the dictionary, “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities” (dictionary.com?) is the proper guideline to determine if a character is an ideal

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    Exile In The Seafarer

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    The exile these people feared could also be interpreted as being banished from heaven to live on earth. From this interpretation, it was thought that if one lived a good life, he or she would be reunited with God eventually. The epic poem “The Seafarer” revolves around a man who is in exile in the sea. His exile is self enforced because of his desire to explore new places through travel at sea. His travels happen in the middle of winter. He greatly wishes to return to his homeland where

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    seems to be as miserable as the seafarer. However, the seafarer feels as if he is being called to travel the frozen sea, and he experiences a deep longing for something more than the comfortable life on land. While the narrator enjoys the pleasures and warmth of lounging in the mead-hall with his kinsmen, he knows he cannot stay. His soul is constantly pulling him out to sea to search for a foreign homeland. Even when flowers and birds appear in the spring, the seafarer finds himself more miserable

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    The Two Voices of The Seafarer There is much argument in the literary field as to whether there is more than one speaker in the Old English poem The Seafarer. In this brief essay we will look at some of the previous criticisms of the last two centuries, and through them attempt to prove that the speaker of the poem is the same one throughout. The author of The Seafarer is unknown. Its manuscript is untitled and unique, and is thought to have been inscribed around 975 AD. It survives on four

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    Threats Significance of Shore Leave for Seafarers The idea of shore leave is ordinarily overlooked by vessels as a result of a few reasons. In fact, shore leave is a part of the seafarer's work time on the vessel. Nevertheless, as of late, in view of a few wellbeing issues the idea has been risked. The adjustment in the physical environment that accompanies it is truly necessary for the prosperity of seafarers who work under extreme conditions on board. Seafarers need to get on shore to get to telephones

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