• (Begin with a direct statement; defend the statement with evidence, effectively link sub-points to main argument, adequately respond to the prompt).
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The paper should be four pages, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins on all sides. It’s OK to go a little over or under; just make sure you write a good paper.


Is Beowulf a Christian or a pagan epic? Using sources from the Christian or the Nordic/Germanic tradition that we have read, make an argument about the relationship Beowulf has to one of these traditions. Is it an admixture, are the Christian elements merely later interpolations, or do they show some other relationship? Did the Christian writer co-opt pagan myths, or did the pagans co-opt Christianity? Be sure to justify your response with support from at least two other texts. It’s important to also consider, either to complement or to disagree with, Tolkien’s remarks on this topic.

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