Beowulf - Milestones

This one goes back pretty far. The earliest known version dates to around 1000 AD. Unfortunately, the author of that version felt the need to infuse Christian ideology. It's possible the additional lines have screwed with the proportions, but looking at the table below, that seems unlikely. The most notable divurgence from the modern ideal is the use of pinch points to underscore the hero's success. But the narrative in general focuses less on conflict than on the hero's greatness, so celebrating Beowulf's defeat of Grendel and sending him home with a ship full of rings and other warrior-worthy treats are right in line with the theme.

Page Calc Pages Milestones Quote Range MiH Range MaL Range MiH Range MaH
End page 1 Hook Prelude: Beowulf is a great king.     6.4375 3.71875
88 11 Inciting Incident Beowulf visits Hrothgar. Hrothgar hopes Beowulf can defeat Grendel. 5.5625 8.28125 16.4375 13.71875
First page 22 Plot Turn 1 Beowulf fights Grendel. 16.5625 19.28125 27.4375 24.71875
1 33 Pinch 1 The Danes celebrate the defeat of Grendel. 27.5625 30.28125 38.4375 35.71875
Prepages 44 Midpoint Beowulf slays Grendel's mother and goes after Grendel. 38.5625 41.28125 49.4375 46.71875
0 55 Pinch 2 Laden with Hrothgar's rewards, Beowulf leaves Daneland for Geatland. 49.5625 52.28125 60.4375 57.71875
Page total 66 Plot Turn 2 Beowulf decides to take on the dragon alone. 60.5625 63.28125 71.4375 68.71875
88 77 Resolution While Beowulf nurses his wounds at the mouth of the cave, Wiglaf recovers some treasures from the dragon's hoard. 71.5625 74.28125 82.4375 79.71875
  88 Conclusion Beowulf is honored and laid to rest. 82.5625 85.28125    
Av Distance              
10.875              
Max Range               
5.4375              
Min Range              
2.71875              

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