Colonization of the Dark Continent

Africa was the only region unexplored by the Europeans. Often referred to as the Dark Continent, it was a land of mystery, riches, peril, and primitive tribesman. This did not deter Europeans from seeking to reap the bountiful goods this land had to offer. One such ruler, King Leopold of Belgium, became obsessed with claiming … Continue reading Colonization of the Dark Continent

The Fallacy of Chivalry and Courtesy

In times of old when kings, knights, and mythical beings of legends ruled over the lands, tales of epic quests and journeys were the common theme among authors of the era. In these writings and tales of old, certain aspects of the characters within were portrayed. It was these aspects themselves that were perceived as … Continue reading The Fallacy of Chivalry and Courtesy

Roles of Anglo-saxon Women in Beowulf

In the days and tales of ancient Beowulf, women were often mentioned within the tale. Throughout the tale, many female characters are mentioned: Wealhtheow, Hygd, Modthryth, and others. What is the importance of these brief encounters of heroes and the women that appeared throughout Beowulf? The roles of these women throughout Beowulf are portrayed as … Continue reading Roles of Anglo-saxon Women in Beowulf