In the Old English poems titled Beowulf and "The Wanderer," compare and contrast the two titular characters.
The two Old English poems titled Beowulf and “The Wanderer” present title characters whose various similarities and differences include the following:
- The Wanderer implies that he is a man “eager for fame” (Donaldson translation), and certainly a desire for fame is one of Beowulf’s motivations as well.
- Both the Wanderer and Beowulf lose, through death, the kings they obviously love.
- Both the Wanderer and Beowulf have spent much time at sea, although this seems to be especially the case with the Wanderer.
- Both the Wanderer and Beowulf are familiar with loss and mutability.
- Both the...
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