Sunday, September 10, 2006
Beowulf as Christ
Over at Gypsy Scholar, Jeffery Hodges has a post about reading Beowulf as a Christ figure. The Beowulf-as-Christ reading is an oldie but a goodie. I spend a little time each semester talking about it, though even Catholics here in the South don't seem to have ever heard of the Harrowing of Hell, whereas in the North I could assume every Catholic and a few Protestants would know what it is, and get the connection with the descent into Grendel's mere.