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English Literature?

Discussion in 'Neverwinter Nights (Classic)' started by Rastor, Sep 5, 2002.

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    Well, seeing as how all the other Bioware games have references to British and Anglo-Saxon literature, I was wondering if anyone here found such an allusion in this game. I haven't been playing it much, so don't actually remember if I have or not.
     
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    well ill need enightenment on the first references ..... when where. simply for my enjyment though. i wouldnt know a reference if i saw one . ..
     
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    In BG2, Marlowe and VanGoethe is a reference. VanGoethe is a reference to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who was a 19th century German writer who wrote a novel called Faust. The basic plot of this story was that an astrologer sells his soul to Satan, and finally gains redemption through the intervention of God. The name Marlowe is a reference to Christopher Marlowe, who wrote a play which was an earlier version of this play. Marlowe lived during the same period as Shakespeare.

    In IWD, Hrothgar (mayor of Easthaven) shares his name with the Prince of the Danes in Beowulf.
     
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    [​IMG] Hrothgar is king of the Danes in Beowulf.
     
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    o ok sorry not intelligent enough to help you. ...im only in 8th grade..... but if my stupid mind reconizes anything ill let you know...

    [If you have nothing of worth to add to a topic, don't post in it.] -Tal

    [ September 13, 2002, 14:08: Message edited by: Taluntain ]
     
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    Yeah I like Marlowe's plays! Anglo-Saxon literature is just behind Greek philosophy on my favourites list!
     
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