Susan writes in the comment area pertaining to an apology:
“Maybe it’s the way I was raised and taught until I developed my own set of standards based on those teachings and experience with them, but for some reason, I still respect authority figures. No, we can’t always trust them, but what the fuck do students know about something they haven’t learned yet?”
Beowulf is certainly respectable. Here’s a question: do we learn more in or outside of school? When we are exchanging views here and elsewhere, this ain’t school. It’s better.