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The depictions of Anglo-Saxon culture in "Beowulf" include displays of strength, valor, honor and boastfulness of early epic traditions. Though many scholars believe that "Beowulf" was transcribed by a Christian monk, mu... More »

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Life for Anglo-Saxons typically consisted of farming during the day for the men and cooking, cleaning and weaving for the women. Even the children helped with the chores, learning their future duties from their parents. More »

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Beowulf embodies Anglo-Saxon ideals of conduct ? which included integrity and dignity ? through his heroic monster-slayings, proving both his bravery and, as king in the final episode, his loyalty to his people. Some sch... More »

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The epic poem "Beowulf" follows the titular hero on his quest as he saves King Hrothgar's mead hall from the beast Grendel, defeats Grendel's mother, reigns as king and eventually dies gloriously in battle with a dragon.... More »

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According to the text of the poem, the main conflict in the last battle of "Beowulf" is between Beowulf and the dragon. Aided by a young noble named Wiglaf, Beowulf fights a dragon that has been terrorizing the land of t... More »

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Beowulf embodies Anglo-Saxon ideals of conduct — which included integrity and dignity — through his heroic monster-slayings, proving both his bravery and, as king in the final episode, his loyalty to his people. Some sch... More »

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Themes that are present in "Beowulf" include loyalty, reputation, generosity, hospitality, envy, revenge, the search for identity, the difference between good warriors and good kings, fame, pride, Christianity and Pagani... More »

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