Beowulf : A Pattern And Traditional Form Of Heroism

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According to Article Myriad, "Beowulf" provides a pattern and traditional form of heroism, especially with respect to family. "Beowulf" originally was a story told from person to person, then was performed in mead halls by poets and gleemen before it was ever transcribed. While the hero in "Beowulf" was celebrated for his valor, he was also praised for his humility. He did not give in to the corruption and refused the kingship when it was offered to him. Anglo-Saxons were ruled by chieftains who thrived on maintaining their stature with tales of their acts of war. It was as important that the chieftain share the spoils of war, as it was for him to be victorious among his thanes. Anglo-Saxons were tribal and blood feuds were common. Men…show more content…
Aquinas’s writings are entertaining, but they are also packed with information that requires perspective. Individuals will take perspective mostly in different ways, but once the individual is instructed to look beyond what is on paper, and to find a meaning being just another entertaining story, that is when they understand the entire story. I feel like Aquinas was a very good teacher in this idea. Though he did not openly state to everyone that his stories are just materialistic, that they are nothing without a deep perspective, he still shaped this movement. Now I’m not saying his writings “on paper” were not informative. His ideas on knowing what to believe and believing what you know is a very good philosophical question in general. But his writings however, push internal discussions/discovery and I think that is what essentially carried him through the history books. St. Thomas Aquinas shared philosophy with Aristotle. He began with empirical knowledge. Then moved from the rational, physical, and intelligible to the divine. He believed that God’s mid would be the order of nature. He saw no problem between reason and faith. He also saw no conflict between independent thought and someone having a belief. He believed that the exercise of your mind was brought by god. He believed everything came from god. This essentially is what made up the divine plan. He believed that it not only made the person human but also gave people the
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