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Adam Bussey Dr Vivone English 4A Period 5 24 April 2000 Old Testament Allusions in Beowulf Thesis The Beowulf poet incorporates Old Testament allusions in order to teach the Anglo-Saxon pagans about the new religion IBiblical Allusion A The Definition of Allusion B The Old Testament IIDescendant of Cain A Story of Cain B Grendel 1 Descendant a Committing Murder b Living as Grendel IIIAllusions to David and Goliath A Story of David and Goliath B Story of She-Monster C Death of the She-Monster 1 Decapitation IVThe Serpent A Story of the Serpent B Story of the Dragon 1 Allusion to Satan VLord of the Universe A Act of Creation B Ruler of All Adam Bussey Dr Vivone English 4A Period 5 24 April 2000 Old Testament Allusions in Beowulf Throughout literature many writers have alluded to stories in the Bible Whether its from the Old Testament or the New Testament writers have paid references to Biblical stories In literary analysis this is called an allusion The Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary defines an allusion as a reference especially a covert or indirect one 37 In the case of Beowulf the allusion is referring to instances in the Bible The specific references are to stories told in the Old Testament During the time period of the poet of Beowulf there were many Anglo-Saxon pagans The pagans are people not subscribing to any of the major religions of the world At this time the new religion of Christianity also came about in this region Religion therefore is taught through stories such as those of the Old Testament The Beowulf poet incorporates Old Testament allusions in order to teach the Anglo-Saxon pagans about the new religion The first Biblical allusion told in the
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