Each Critical Analysis requires you to analyze one particular topic. Each answer should be 350−500 words. Excellent answers will address each portion of the question, provide concrete evidence of the student’s reading, and be grammatically and structurally correct. The instructor will select one of the topics listed below for this assignment.
- Syncretism is the combination of different systems of religious belief or practice. Where in “Beowulf” do you see instances of syncretism between Anglo-Saxon paganism and Christianity? Give specific examples. How well do you think these combinations work?
- Explain your reaction to the way that the cross is used in “The Dream of the Rood.” Are any aspects of this personification troubling or especially effective? Give specific examples of instances that make an impression on you, and explain the reasons for your reaction.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.