Women, Mothers, and Feminine Power in Beowulf.
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This thesis discusses women, mothers, and feminine power in Beowulf. It draws a parallel and foil between Hildeburh and Brimwylf (also called Grendel’s Mother). This foil is solved through examination of power wielded by women within the world of Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon culture. Feminine power is diplomatic and masculine power is violent. Power and gender roles of Beowulf are connected and important to understand the poem fully.