Beowulf Anglo Saxon Values

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The poem “Beowulf”, translated by Burton Raffel centered around Anglo-Saxon cultures and values. The poem portrays the role of an epic hero, Beowulf. Beowulf, the ideal Anglo-Saxon warrior and soldier had an eagerness towards fame and fortune, the ideal Anglo-Saxon king does not thrive on the gold and riches that come with being the king or ruler of a Anglo-Saxon society but getting his glory from his accomplishments ("Epic of Beowulf Essay - Beowulf as Anglo-Saxon Hero :: Epic Beowulf Herobeo"). From Beowulf’s leadership, heroic deeds to the king and the society, and his ability to not thrive on the riches from the thought of being king; Beowulf was made the king and ruler over the Geats community. In order to be an epic hero in Beowulf’s society, every warrior is always challenging himself to higher contests to prove their capabilities. Beowulf had shown great leadership and courage throughout the Geats people. Beowulf was the ideal/perfect example of being an honorable leader to his army, proven from the many courageous battles and fights against monsters and also many…show more content…
Beowulf came from Sweden to the land of the Geats to defeat and save the kingdom and King Hrothgar. Beowulf, the “hero” shows up in a boat coming in from sea; to come to the land of the Geats. Beowulf had heard about a “monster”, ynamed Grendel. Grendel was a mercenary and obnoxious creature who killed and tore King Hrothgar’s mean literally in half. Grendel went precisely through King Hrothgar’s people and army; but not Beowulf. Beowulf fought Grendel bare chested and unarmed with no armour. Grendel was protected by a spell that made him resistant to all weapons. Beowulf had a long coarse battle against Grendel after he had killed almost all of Beowulf’s army. Beowulf finally thought of a way to defeat the nasty monster, Grendel. Beowulf tears Grendel’s arm off, sending him proceeding to eventually bleed to

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