The Wanderer has loyalty reflected in the story. Can religion also be part of this?
Loyalty is a major theme in Anglo-Saxon works and The Wanderer discusses this loyalty to a power outside of "this earthly kingdom" (line 106 - all quotes are translated). The warrior who tells his tale wants to ensure that wisdom is seen as an essential element of development as no man can "call himself wise, before he has a share of years in the world" (lines 64-65) but, life is fleeting and "all the wealth of this world"(74) will be wasted if Man continues his destructive path.
Even in his isolation, as he treads "the paths of exile," (5) he...
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