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    Beowulf: An Anglo-Saxon Hero The Anglo-Saxons’ cultures and traditions are rooted in their beliefs of the perfect hero. Their ideal hero has many key characteristics influenced by their culture including courage, strength, bravery, thick skin, loyalty, humbleness, and the ability to create strong trustworthy friendships. Beowulf is an epic poem that exhibits the ideal Anglo-Saxon hero. The Anglo-Saxon traditions illustrated in Beowulf accurately represent the Anglo-Saxon traditions of the time period

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    Throughout the epic poem of Beowulf by Seamus Heaney, there are many classic aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture that exemplify the pursuit of glory. The structure of Anglo-Saxon culture bases heavily on the idea of glory, consisting of glory towards their God, king, kin, and themselves. There are several examples that show this, most notably including phrases from Beowulf and the journey of the epic hero. The glory for God and the king are closely related in the book, “The Almighty Judge of good deeds

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    The Anglo-Saxon culture came from the ethos which arose from years of progress and understanding. This culture a unification of independent principalities brought together by one king known as Alfred the Great. The true sense of the culture came with the values of loyalty, kinship, and bravery, which present themselves in the epic tale of Beowulf whose violent victory propelled him from mercenary to rightful warrior and respected hero. where the birth of a hero came from the actions of a rightful

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    different themes is that we can learn about those people, in this case, the Anglo-Saxons. From reading Beowulf, we can learn about the values, religion, and culture of the Anglo-Saxons. Three values that these people found important are loyalty, bravery, and honor. In the Anglo-Saxon time, the people found loyalty as the most important role in their lives. The people prove loyalty for their king and their families as well. The Saxons showed their leader loyalty by proving themselves as they take care

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    that we can learn about those people, in this case, the Anglo-Saxons. From reading Beowulf, we can learn about the values, religion, and culture of the Anglo-Saxons. Three values that these people found important during their time are loyalty, bravery, and honor. In the Anglo-Saxon time, the people found loyalty as the most important role in their lives. The people prove that they are loyal for their king and their families as well. The Saxons showed their leader loyalty by proving themselves that

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    that we can learn about those people, in this case, the Anglo-Saxons. From reading Beowulf, we can learn about the values, religion, and culture of the Anglo-Saxons. Three values that these people found important during their time are loyalty, bravery, and honor. In the Anglo-Saxon time, the people found loyalty as the most important role in their lives. The people prove that they are loyal for their king and their families as well. The Saxons showed their leader loyalty by proving themselves that

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    In the story of “Beowulf” the Anglo-Saxon culture claims Beowulf to be the protagonist of the story. Beowulf is the ideal leader based on the journey he endured. He goes out of his way to help a community located in Dane from a demon terrorizing them and stays with the community till he can leave knowing they are safe thus creating an alliance with them. Through his traits of bravery, determination, and self assurance it made him a strong warrior which would lead to him becoming an efficient king

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    Beowulf Assignment In the Epic poem “Beowulf” the Anglo-Saxon religion is a main focus and the characters from the poem are a reflection of how Anglo-Saxons were expected to act. In the poem the main character Beowulf is a great hero who has powers like no other human and his best trait is bravery. This poem is a great example of a piece of literature that shapes and reflects society because when Beowulf fights for land that isn’t even his home he shows his selfless personality to the reader. The

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    The epic poem Beowulf expresses many Anglo-Saxon ideas. The Anglo-Saxons were warrior-farmers who loved fighting. Warriors were celebrated and valued in the Anglo-Saxon times. Beowulf, the main character of the poem, is an example of the archetypal “hero as warrior,” which defines an Anglo-Saxon warrior. The Anglo-Saxons were always prepared for war and willing to fight for the sake of the people, just like Beowulf. Nearly god-like, Beowulf undergoes many physical and mental challenges in order to

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    and the things the anglo-saxons saw as important are clear throughout the story of beowulf. The anglo-saxons believed in strong loyalty to each other and to the leader. The anglo saxons also had a pagan background and saw warriors as high members of society. All these beliefs and core values are exhibited in beowulf. Beowulf has a strong anglo-saxon values sprinkled through it including a strong sense of loyalty. This sense of loyalty shows up time and time again within beowulf. One of the most notable

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