This gradually changed, the percentage of saltpetre increasing, until by the end of the 18th century it had reached its final form: This had certain defects: This was then crumbled and passed through sieves to produce granular powder.
Further, there is evidence that at least some World War I English soldiers dealt with battle as a sort of game. Nevill, a company commander in the 8th East Surreys, who offered a prize to the platoon which, at the jump-off of the Somme attack, first kicked its football up to the German front line.
Nevill, who kicked a ball apparently to signal the attack, was killed instantly. The following revealing poem resulted from this event: On through the hail of slaughter, Where gallant comrades fall, Where blood is poured like water, They drive the trickling ball.
The fear of death before them Is but an empty name. One wonders how the bitter realities of trench warfare might have changed the author of this poem.
Olson on Tolkien's ideas re: I was reading over the Tolkien essay again, and found myself at the passage we discussed in class: However true this maybe, I think Tolkien is talking about something different. Each tale is rich in its independence from other such tales of other such people.
The classification of folk tales, and thus the "typification," only arises within academia, only within "an abstract conception of research. Eileen Joy's response to J. That "folk-tales," by their very nature, cannot be typical--I agree with you. I think, in fact, that you are right about what Tolkien meant there--it makes sense.
It's still connected, too, to why, when you search for a folk-tale's supposed "origin," you always reach a vanishing point, because these stories are so rich in their multiplications and transformations always evolving, etc.
As regards his comments about how a critic should "speak in parables," or else he will kill what he is studying--myth--while also degrading it, I guess, into an allegory and here we can see Tolkien puts "myth" above "allegory" as a genre of tale-telling --what he's really doing, in a way, is defending the important cultural role of the creative artist, while also insisting that "criticism" itself be more artistic, or metaphoric which is what he himself is doing in his essay.
In that sense, Tolkien seems to be treating myth in a religious way, as a form of mysticism, almost. For an explanation of the allegorical method early Church authors used to interpret the Bible called "patristic exegesis"go here.
Realizing that we would probably have a snow day today, and feeling a bit insomniac, I undertook an experiment last night and watched the entire Godfather trilogy on DVD.
When you consider that the second film incorporates flashbacks related to the past of the "godfather" from the first film--Don Corleone, Michael's father played by Marlon Brando in first film and by Robert DeNiro in second film --then, in a way, watching the films backwards is really watching them "forward," too.
But the reason I bring this up at all, is that I was struck, watching these films, how much the American mafia culture of the s through s was really very much like the tribal culture of Beowulf--"cosa nostra," they called it, or "our thing.
Rable on Beowulf and the "Dating Controversy": From Prescott, Kiernan, and Bjork and Obermeier, we deduce that scholars cannot agree as to when Beowulf was written, where it was written, by whom it was written, and why it was written.
I believe that further complicating the matter is yet a fifth question: Since the historical testimony rests on the authenticity, the former, too, is jeopardized by reproduction when substantive duration ceases to matter. And what is really jeopardized when the historical testimony is affected is the authority of the object.
As the modern reader learns to sort fact from fiction in the glut of information he or she receives and ultimately accepts or rejects, his or her demand for assurances of authenticity and subsequent authority of the text will only increase.
Beowulf will always be questioned; the stakes are too high for the modern reader who too often has been duped into accepting lies packaged as noble truths. The issues of authenticity raises another interesting question: These are judgments made routinely in an increasingly pluralistic world.
Would the poem be banished from the Western canon to the first ring of the inferno? Or, would it receive a qualifying asterisk and continue to be studied? My question then is can a work, particularly its origins, be studied too much? Liuzza, "On the Dating of Beowulf": Now if the discipline is literature, I am not exactly sure how the date of Beowulf could be consider essential to its philosophical foundations.
But, he continues to reflect upon the dating methods and the inability to date the text, and then proclaims its necessity. This specific example is tainted with understanding and knowledge.
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He is right to point out the misunderstandings that may arise out of the incorrect dating of Paradise Lost, but let me stress, Paradise Lost is not Beowulf. The scholars of today have an enormous amount of information about Paradise Lost, the time it was written and the social context into which it fits.Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site.
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