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Social Structure Of Beowulf

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The Anglo-Saxon period had an unique social structure that is portrayed from pieces of literature from this time period. One such piece is Beowulf, which has an anonymous author and was written around 700 AD. The main character of this epic poem, Beowulf, models predominant Anglo-Saxon traits such as selflessness, physical strength, respect for elders, religious structure, bravery, boasting, and truth to word. Physical Strength is a predominant theme in the epic poem, Beowulf. The common Anglo-Saxon had to be strong in the area he lived in due to the simple technology of the time and the constant feuding in between clans. Beowulf proves his strength to his lord by the inhuman feats he performs in the epic poem. Beowulf defends himself against
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