Cultural Values In Beowulf

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Christianity & Cultural Values There are certain values changing and remaining the same after a 1000 year. Values is a person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgment of what is important in life. One of the values would be Christianity, this value is the religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices. Another value would be culture, which means the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively. Christianity has played a big role in the Anglo-Saxon, at the time majority were believers, however others did have other believes. In Beowulf, it says “Afterwards a boy-child was sent to Shield, a cub in the yard, a comfort sent by God to that nation. He knew what they had tooled, the long times and troubles they'd come through without a leader; so the Lord of Life, the glorious Almighty, made this man renowned.”(12-17) Throughout Beowulf, whenever any great men manage to achieve heroic feats, the narrator will be careful to attribute their prowess to God's favor and divine plan. Christianity is still the same in today’s world, one being a Christian can relate to Beowulf because us Christians acknowledge God as our protector. Just like in this quote in the 21st century people use their kids to shield their siblings, people also believe early success, given by God, must be treated with humbleness. This value is still a value today after a 1000 year because till this day different

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