“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land. ” – Walt Whitman
Beowulf is one of the most famous works of Anglo-Saxon poetry, and tells the breathtaking story of a struggle between the hero, Beowulf, and a bloodthirsty monster called Grendel.
This epic masterpiece is much admired for the richness of its poetry – for the beautiful sounds of the words and the imaginative quality of the description.
“Whatever is the lot of humankind
I want to taste within my deepest self.
I want to seize the highest and the lowest,
to load its woe and bliss upon my breast,
and thus expand my single self titanically
and in the end go down with all the rest.”
Do you see the prophecy here?
Faust was written in 1808, and the Titanic sank in 1912!