Summery and Response of Webster’s Article on Archeology in Beowulf

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In Webster’s article, she talks about the different things that make Beowulf the poem what it is today. In her article she talks about different things like swords, shields, halls, and cultures. She takes these subjects and talks about where they originated and why they are in the poem. She takes the poem and breaks it down into the different subjects, and shows the reader how they add to the texture of the poem. Webster ends her article by stating that the poem would not be what it was today without these subjects, and these subjects were the reason that Beowulf has so much texture. The author, in this case Leslie Webster, did a very good job of persuading the readers that these subjects were the only things that brought texture to the …show more content…
In Webster’s article, she talks about the different things that make Beowulf the poem what it is today. In her article she talks about different things like swords, shields, halls, and cultures. She takes these subjects and talks about where they originated and why they are in the poem. She takes the poem and breaks it down into the different subjects, and shows the reader how they add to the texture of the poem. Webster ends her article by stating that the poem would not be what it was today without these subjects, and these subjects were the reason that Beowulf has so much texture. The author, in this case Leslie Webster, did a very good job of persuading the readers that these subjects were the only things that brought texture to the poem. She did this in a very unique way. She took each subject in the people like swords, shields, halls, and cultures, and put them into categories and then discussed each of them. Webster went into detail about each subject and decided whether they applied to the poem or not then decided how they brought texture to the poem. She would even go into great detail about the subjects. When Webster talks about the halls, she talks about the Northumbrian seven-century and about the halls that were in those castles. She would take historical evidence and apply it to what is in Beowulf. Webster did a great job with this article and I agree with her completely. I think that whoever wrote Beowulf definitely took the time to put the work and
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