The Boy Who Cried Beowulf

| Learning | December 10, 2015

(I’m in English class about to take a quiz on ‘Beowulf,’ which we’d read aloud in class.)

Teacher: “So before we begin with our quiz, does anyone have any questions?”

Classmate: “Yeah, actually… Is Beowulf an actual wolf?”

Teacher: “Um… no. Did you do the reading? We even read it a second time in class.”

Another Classmate: “Well if he wasn’t a wolf, then why did he fight those monster guys?”

(My teacher looked completely gobsmacked.)

Me: “Wow, we might as well have read it in Old English, huh, [Teacher]?”

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