Beowulf 9

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Beowulf is a well-known Anglo-Saxon poem that has been in English classes around the United States for almost as long as there have been schools around. Beowulf is not an actual picture of historic Denmark, Geatland, or Sweden around 500 A.D., yet it is on a general view, a self-consistent picture, a construction bearing clearly the marks of design and thought. Beowulf to us can only truly be enjoyed if one reads it in the …

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…not always think of ourselves and try to face our problems in life as best as possible. The challenges that we face every day are much like the ones that Beowulf had to deal with over 1000 years ago. The poem Beowulf is a wonderful piece of work that teaches us that we must strive for what is right and take charge in our dealings with the decisions that we make in our lives each day.