Similarities Between Beowulf And The Wife's Lament

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In the excerpt about Unferth in Beowulf and the poem, “The Wife’s Lament,” themes of betrayal and anger are found throughout the texts. To begin with, all 3 characters have a different way of expressing their feelings of anger and contempt. Unferth expresses his feelings by attacking the protagonist that he is talking to and making that person feel unworthy and useless. For example, Unferth utters, “Are you the Beowulf who competed with Breca in swimming ..but Breca outstayed you, he was stronger..”(Line 436). Such shows that Unferth is unwilling for any man in this world to gain more glory than himself. On the other hand, Beowulf expresses his feelings by not aggressively attacking the person, but rather states the truths that led him to

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