Cultural Values

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Cultural Values of Then and Now Whether it is the year 1055 or 2017, the values that people try to have do not change. Writers through the years have managed to show the importance of what society finds significant. There are three literary poems written during the Anglo-Saxon period that show the meaning of those values; “The Seafarer, “The Wanderer, and Beowulf. No matter what someone goes through with their life, these values are important to survive. Firstly, bravery is when one gains the courage to stand up for something, or go to battle for a cause worth fighting for. One only needs to turn on the television and watch the latest news to sees acts of bravery. It is countries trying to protect their citizens from terrorist attacks or citizens trying to survive a hurricane. One can also see people standing up to help someone else in need when there may be consequence. Bravery takes many different forms and writers from the Anglo-Saxon period had their own issues to deal with. In “The Seafarer”, one learns the perspective of a man who dedicates his life to his work at sea and how he endures the different climates. “But there isn’t a man on earth so proud, / So born to greatness, so bold with his youth, / Grown so brave, or so graced by God, that he feels no fear as the sails unfurl, / Wondering what Fate has willed and will do” (39-43). Every day he does not know what will come his way and how he will deal with it. In “The Wanderer”, the man is exiled and is having a
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