Beowulf and Iraq

If you think there’s not much way to connect Beowulf and Iraq, you are probably right – but no harm in trying. How about this:

Beowulf is the story of a powerful defender of the right who decides to take on the evil forces that are dominating a foreign country. So far so good. But having defeated the evil forces abroad, he comes home to announce “Mission Accomplished” and live happily ever after. That part is different.

Maybe they didn’t teach Beowulf at Yale a generation ago.

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