Glory In Beowulf

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Glory and power were greatly coveted in Angelo-Saxon times, and Beowulf consistently exemplified these ideals by acting in an admirable way, leading his people to love and cherish him as a person as well as a warrior. Where most warriors were proud and arrogant, Beowulf knew his greatest feats but did not brag about them as others did, he simply stated the facts and people loved him for it, because “Behavior that’s admired is the path to power among people everywhere” (24-25). Beowulf’s reputation was the reputation every man wanted, and not only was he “the mightiest man on earth, high-born and powerful” (197-98), but was also loved by his people, who “reared him” (693). Beowulf’s determination to beat any foe, and his resolve to be fair

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