A Psychological Reading of the Anglo-Saxon Poem Beowulf: Understanding Everything as a Story
By: Erik D. Goodwyn (author)Hardback
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Abstract; Foreword by John R. Haule, PhD; Chapter 1: The Uniqueness of Beowulf as a Text for Interpretation; Resonant Elements; Explanation and Justification for Method; Why Beowulf?; The Psychological aptness of Beowulf; Chapter 2: Hwaet!; The Primordial Warrior-King; Scyld Scefing; Chapter 3: Grendel - The Shadow Image Emerges; Grendel as Image of the Shadow,Destroyer And Enemy of the Hall; Beowulf Hears the Call; Clinical Example; Beowulf Enters Heorot; Chapter 4: The Challenge of Unferth and the Power of Self Doubt; Clinical Example; Beowulf's Counter; Battle Preparations; Chapter 5: The Battle with Grendel - How to Beat The Shadow; The Opposing Forces; Chapter 6: The Needs and Consequences of Victory; Chapter 7: Enter the Anima Figures - of Gold and Death; A Word about Women, Queens, and Gender Roles; Chapter 8: Grendel's Mother and the Destructive Anima; Societal Elements of the Anima Image; Grendel's Mother as Dark Anima Image; The Hero Image Takes Action; Chapter 9: Drawn into the Outlands by the Anima; Chapter 10: The Battle with the Mere-Wife; Defeating The Destructive Anima; The Intervention of the Self; Beowulf's Faithful Retainers; The Giant's Blade; Chapter 11: Treasures and the Mystery of the Giant's Blade; The Symbolism of the Giant's Blade; Celebrations and Lessons; Chapter 12: Beowulf Departs for Greatland; Beginning the Transition to Ego-Center; AND MORE.
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