The Anglo-Saxon culture was known for blood and war. They were a people that celebrated heroic traditions and admired outstanding courage. They were also proud of their culture and loyal to their tribe. The tribes were known to take revenge against someone who did them wrong. This can be what kept them together, or tore them apart. Beowulf is about a person in this time and he seeks glory by taking revenge for those who can not do it themselves. Wealth, fame, and glory go hand-in-hand with the success in battles. The value of vengeance is important in Beowulf in the attack on Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon. Bravery and courage are an attribute of what is takes to make these attacks possible.
Beowulf is a Geat known for his strength and courage. The Danes are a people who are being killed by a monster named Grendel. Beowulf seeks to kill Grendel in revenge for the Danes and all the suffering Grendel has caused them. Beowulf talks about avenging the loved ones and says, “It is always better to avenge dear ones than to indulge in their morning” (62). By stating this he is saying that to try and avenge loved ones and die is better than to mourn and do nothing. When facing Grendel, Beowulf uses only his hands because he says, “Grendel is no braver, no stronger than I am! I could kill him with my sword I shall not, easy as it would be… I will meet him with my hands” (33). Beowulf is stating that Grendel is no better than he is and he