Classic? Universal Question: Is there one? Is it worthwhile? Plot: Is the plot engaging, relatable, intriguing in some way? Complex language and Readability: We know there is poetic structure to Beowulf. What do you think about the language and the style? Protagonist: Obviously, Protagonist plays a big part in Beowulf. However, does Beowulf go through any enlightenment during the course of the epic? Does a reader gain enlightenment? Both? Future influence and Readability: Do you think Beowulf has had an influence? Perhaps the better question: “Can you still relate to Beowulf?” Does it still apply in ANY fashion to people today? Best Picture: Is the work one of the only of its kind? Does the work present an image of an age or time that is somehow extraordinary?