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  • Beowulf Displays Courtesy
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    Beowulf is considered one of the first or earliest pieces of English literature. The epic poem tells the adventures of the larger than life hero, Beowulf. All human cultures both past and present honor and uphold certain values. Individuals who respect and demonstrate these values are often honored by others within the culture while those who chose not to are considered outcast. In Beowulf, the Anglo-Saxon values exhibited consist of courage, courtesy, and generosity. Courage, courtesy, and gene...
  • Strength And Integrity The Glorious Beowulf
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    Beowulf: A Hero With Courage, Strength, and Integrity " He who had come to them from across the sea, bold and strong minded, had driven affliction off, purged Herot clean. ' Beowulf has traveled a great distance to help people in need. Even though Beowulf is a fictional character, he is clearly the heroic symbol needed by the people of the chaotic Middle Ages with his extraordinary characteristics of courage, strength, and integrity. To be a hero a person needs to be admired for courage, strengt...
  • Beowulf's Last Act Of Courage
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    Beowulf, the protagonist of the epic poem, embodied all of these virtues and lives on in memory because of this. First, generosity was widespread and more greatly valued during Beowulf's time than it is now. It was not merely a virtue, but instead a necessity. Many kings were measured by the extent of their generosity. If Hrothgar had not displayed his gratitude for Beowulf's great deeds he would have been looked down upon. He might be remembered for his lack of charity instead, and that would b...
  • Anglo Saxon Times
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    In Anglo-Saxon literature and most likely in Anglo-Saxon times, men were measured by many of the same aspects of life that men are measured by today. Men of that time period were godless, fearless, fame seeking, and most of all, courageous. Warriors, sailors, exiles, and even gods were in search of these things and often achieved them through completing daring deeds, withstanding harsh conditions, or beating the odds. It wasn't odd for men to die to get the job done either. Beowulf, a Scandinavi...
  • Essence Of Wiglaf Actions And Words
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    Essence of Wiglaf Actions and words are telling of a person's character. Of the men who had boasted they would repay Beowulf's kindness, only one man remained to help Beowulf when he needed help the most. The men who fled lack the conviction of their words, while the man who stayed displays fidelity to his lord and himself. For a man is only as good as his word. The name of the man who remained is Wiglaf, Beowulf's cousin. He proves to be a loyal, courageous, and respectful man, who may be desti...
  • Beowulf The Hero
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    What Makes an Epic Hero In your opinion, what characteristics makes an epic hero in a story Is it someone who can defeat many enemies Or is it someone of great nobility In the poem Beowulf, Beowulf is the obvious hero in this story. What makes him so great is his fear nothing attitude, as well as his nobility and leadership. He has many loyal men that would die for him, because he gives them something to live for, a better life style. So therefore this is what makes Beowulf one of the greatest h...
  • Beowulf A Hero
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    BEOWULF A hero is a person is a person distinguished for valor, fortitude, or bold enterprise. A hero is a person that will do anything to protect the innocent. Beowulf fits the description of a hero. Beowulf is a hero to his people and his men. Beowulf is brave and courageous and does what it takes to protect his people from danger. He goes off to other lands to help others; he slays a dragon to keep his people safe. Beowulf is considered almost a god but is actual made of the same things every...
  • Beowulf And Wiglaf In The Final Battle
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    In the epic Beowulf courage is an on going theme that is shown throughout the entire story. By definition courage is the state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes on ones own will and determination. There are many things form the epic that could be used to prove this statement, but I chose to use the section entitled 'The Final Battle. ' In this section there are two great speeches given by both Beowulf and Wiglaf. I believe that in both of these m...
  • The Courage Of Beowulf
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    The courage of the great Beowulf Lived, no prince so mild, no man So open to his people, so deserving of praise. (lines 868-869) Beowulf is a book about a hero, a hero of Anglo-Saxon times. Anglo-Saxon time was a time of war and fighting between religious cultures. Through all of this came an epic about a hero named Beowulf. Throughout this poem Beowulf shows courage everywhere. Beowulf's conquers over his three enemies in this book, show the courage he had throughout his battles. In Beowulf's b...
  • While During Beowulfs Time
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    The Anglo-Saxons living in the time of Beowulf did not believe in the afterlife. To them, the only way to experience life after death was to live on in the memories of others. One could fulfill this goal by being known for ones generosity, courage, and strength. Beowulf, the protagonist of this epic poem, embodied all of these virtues and lives on in memory because of this. First, generosity was widespread and more greatly valued during Beowulfs time than it is now. It was not merely a virtue, b...

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