Question on Beowulf: (500 words minimum)
Though the poem seems to deal with humanity’s battles with monsters, there are cracks in this narrative where it is shown that other humans are the real and enduring threat. In a well-thought out and organized essay, support this perspective with detailed evidence from the poem.
Question on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: (500 words minimum)
Though Sir Gawain “fails” in the end by accepting the girdle, the Green Knight thinks of him as “a pearl among white peas”. Since there is very little fighting in which Gawain participates, how is it that he could be considered a great knight? What does he really accomplish? Make sure your essay is thoughtful and organized, and uses detailed evidence from the poem.