Beowulf and Inferno Dante


  1. Discuss the ways in which Beowulf (by the Beowulf-poet) and the Inferno (by
    Dante) can be seen as works with a deliberate theological angle and how the theme
    of Christian morality plays a significant part in the main hero’s journey in both. In
    each case, what do you think is the authorial intent? In addition, considering this
    specific comparative angle, identify the stark differences between the two poems.
    [Note: please do not write a general list of differences, but only explore the
    differences from this specific perspective: Christian morality, theology]

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