Glory In Beowulf's Life

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Anglo-Saxons were a group that held certain aspects of character above all else, one of these items being glory. Without glory in their lives, life would not have a direction. Beowulf displays his magnificence for his warrior-clan during his boast to Hrothgar. Beowulf states, “…news of Grendel, hard to ignore, reached me at home…I mean to be a match for Grendel” (Heaney 29). Beowulf heard about Grendel’s malice from his home town and decided that he was the only one that was capable of protecting the kingdom so he travels to conquer his foe. The warriors in the kingdom also understand the duty they have to protect their King. Heaney exclaims, “Time and again, Beowulf’s warriors worked to defend their lord’s life” (53). The King is the one

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