Old English Journies Essay

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The Journeys in Old English Poetry
In the poems “The Wanderer”, “The Wife’s Lament”, and “Cuchilainn's Boyhood Deeds” there are journeys that each of the characters go through in the poems. In The Wanderer and “The Wife's Lament” the characters are dealing with the lose of a what they called life. In “Cuchilainn's Boyhood Deeds” the young man in the poem is seeking glory and honor. The poem dapple in both a physical journey and a mental or emotional dilemma. In “The Wanderer” the warrior is sent off in exile and he dreams of finding a new lord and a new hall to become apart of. In “The Wifes Lament”, the wife is also living in exile because he husband family has separated them; she images a life where she isnt so lonely anymore. “Cuchulainn's Boyhood Deeds” is about a boy who imagines himself doing heroic deed to gain favor, honor, and to become a legend. Each of the characters has a physical journey that are in the mist of, but while in the middle of those trial they are also faced with emotional pain and longing for a better life.
The poem “The Wife's Lament” the wife is face with being thrown into exile and he urges for he old life where her and her husband can lived in happiness. He journey come about when her husband, who is the Lord, exiles her. His family came between the two of them and inevitable caused their separation, although it isn’t clear in the poem what was the exact event that caused her banishment. The wife is then forced to relocate to the woods and there she spend her days pondering on a life of happiness with her husband. She talks about her husbands feeling towards the situation,saying ”Then I learned my Lord was like myslef”(Wife's Lament 18). She says this about her husband because they both feel betrayed and lonely.
He physical journey is that of the trek to the woods, the real depth in the story is the emotions journey. She dreams of her past when her and her husband where happy and inseparable. She longs the feel whole once more, as long as she is in the woods she doesn’t have many people that care for her. There is the woods she waits for a day when she can return saying,”Woe unto him who languishing waits for a loved one”(Wife's Lament 52-53).
“The Wanderer” is a story is that of a warrior who was banished from his mead hall and in search of a new hall. He journey is a very physical one through the cold and torturous weather. The warrior wander, like the wife for “The Wife's Lament”, he recalls his previous life in the mead hall and among everyone he cared about. He wanders in search of something new, a new Lord to fight for or as thought the warrior says,”longing for a hall”(Wanderer 50). His trek is through the cold snow, sleet, and hail; the weather conditions are significant because they also show how the wanderer feels. He is saddened from being banished and his heart is cold from the pain and lonesomeness which goes hand and hand with the weather. The wanderer grow through the poem, he eventually becomes...

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