Women's Roles In Beowulf

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The Anglo-Saxon ‘s view on women’s role in society in the poem of Beowulf is very different than the role of women in the movie Beowulf. The role of women in the Anglo-Saxon culture is that women are more of a peacemaker or server to the men, not much of a prominent role in society. The women in Anglo-Saxon culture is a “PeaceMaker” or a servant level when the warriors are around. The movie however has a very different view of the women. They are stronger and have more of a voice in the society and are more of an object rather than a person. They are seen as weak and not as good in society as men are. The way the portray Grendel’s Mom as sort of a siren, luring men in and then killing them or makes them do wrong things by toying with
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