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Examples Of Anglo Saxon Code In Beowulf

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The Anglo-Saxons Code
“The Discussion of the Three Exeter Books”

The Anglo-Saxons code is very important to the people who were living in the medieval time period. Many of the people who were living in this time period would follow the rules and code that the Anglo-Saxons had. There is are many stories that were written during this time period, but the ones that were very surreal was the exeter book. The poems that we got to read in the Exeter book was The Seafarer, The Wanderer, and The Wife’s Lament. In these three poems they tell what it is like to be apart of the Anglo-Saxons code. Unlike the story Beowulf, these stories tell what it really like to be apart of the Anglo-Saxons code. In the poems The Seafarer, The Wanderer, and The Wife’s
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This is the message in this poem because in the beginning of this poem they start to talk about how her husband made her go exile. In the article The Wife’s Lament Robert argues, “I suggest that the story told in The Wife's Lament may be derived from a myth about an abandoned fertility goddess or Terra Mater who weeps (like Freyja) for a departed husband or lover, wanders in search of him, and is finally condemned by his withdrawal (like Gerdr) to a lonely, sterile, death-like existence in a primitive, elemental world.” (Luyster) She had to go exile to some where in the middle of nowhere, and she would sit under a tree all day. While she was under the tree she experienced sadness because she wants her husband to come back. As well as the wife wanting her husband coming back she also wanted him to become exiled as well because of what he had done to her. In the poem they state, “may that young man be sad minded always hard his heart’s thought while he must wear a blithe bearing with care in the breast a crowd of sorrows.” (lines 42-45) The author states this in her poem because she wants her husband to feel the sadness that she has been going through for so long. This is a big message in the poem because of the way she just wanted her husband to go away because of what he did to her. Clearly, the message in this poem is that she had to suffer through sadness since her husband left
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