Wednesday, April 6, 2011
As we discussed in class yesterday, Tolkien's modern text "The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth" and the anonymous Old English text "The Battle of Maldon" exhibit values such as loyalty, honor, and good judgment. While we did not get around to discussing the values of devotion and protectiveness, I would suggest these are also present in both texts. What distinctions can be made between the ways the ways these texts present loyalty, honor, good judgment, devotion or protectiveness? What other values are promoted in either text and why?