Grades: High School & College
Subject Area: Literature, British History
Made Possible By: Paramount Pictures
Bring Beowulf to life with lessons on the historical background, characters, and themes of this epic story, now told onscreen. Students explore the family dynamics that help shape Beowulf’s fate, compare the concept of heroism portrayed in Beowulf to our concept of heroism today, and examine the role that monsters like Grendel have played in myth, folktale, and literature.