Beowulf

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In the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, there are battles between Beowulf himself and several different monsters. Any time I think of a battle, there are three words that comes to mind. These three words are Fate, Loyalty, and Glory; all of these are present in each of Beowulf's battles and these were also important to the Anglo-Saxon. These values are important to them because they wanted be known as the most courageous and powerful warriors. The …

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…is even bold enough to take on a fight that he did not start in the case of the dragon. This story was written because of values that were important to people at this time. In the end of the story you see how not being true to your values can cause problems. Unfortunately for them, their great king, who was also a great warrior, died because of the soldier’s eventual show of cowardness.