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Beowulf Influence On Society

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Throughout the poem of Beowulf there is confirmation that Beowulf did indeed shape the society in which it was composed. Beowulf’s heroic acts built him into a natural leader who was not afraid of the unknown and who cared for the safety of his people. Beowulf was considered to be, “Higlac’s follower and the strongest of the Geats-- greater and stronger than anyone in this world--” (109-111). He knew that he had to save everyone from Grendel and he willingly volunteered himself. According to the literature textbook, this Anglo-Saxon poem is written of a leader, “To become a leader a young warrior must prove himself in battle. So Beowulf crosses the sea to aid his kinsman Hrothgar, who cannot protect his people from the monster Grendel. After
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