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sarahtang1990 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 22, 2007 at 2:19 PM via web

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What do you think are Beowulf's related experience, education, projects, honors/awards, and skills?

I have to write a resume with a cover letter for Beowulf. I am going to write a modified chronological resume. Can anyone suggest how should I write it?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted October 22, 2007 at 7:10 PM (Answer #1)

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On a resume, they always ask what special skill and strengths a person has. You could list excellent hand-to-hand combat, skilled in verbal communications, decisive-sees actions through to completion, and a natural leader of men.

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teacherscribe | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted October 22, 2007 at 7:29 PM (Answer #2)

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A very interesting question.  In the past Beowulf has defeated many kinds of monsters, in fact eliminating some from the face of the earth.  He has defeated giants and sea monsters.  He bested his friend, Brecca, in a swimming contest.  While Unferth seems to try and discredit Beowulf, we learn that Beowulf is fiercely loyal to his lord and men.  He also personifies the heroic code, mainly that of bravery, loyalty, and generosity.  He too arrives at Hrothgar's kingdom to settle a former debt owed by his father to Hrothgar, who once bought his father's way out of a blood feud.  Of course, as the epic unfolds Beowulf adds the honors of killing Grendel and his mother to his resume.  Once that is done he returns home to become king.  So if that is where you are starting with the resume, I'd refer to all of the above accolades and accomplishments.


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kierra16 | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 15, 2011 at 10:21 AM (Answer #3)

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  • Expert Swimmer
  • Hand to Hand Combat
  • Hold his breath under water for a long period of time.
  • Weaponry


  • Training as a warrior.
  • Defeated many monsters
  • Swim contest with his frie


  • Became a King / Hero.

Killing Grendel and his Mother


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