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Epic poem is one of the first forms of literature developed by the Anglo-Saxon people The epic hero is the main character of the epic poem and must contain certain extraordinary qualities The qualities of the epic hero often include bravery strength and leadership Moreover the qualities of the epic hero were influenced by the rugged culture of the Anglo-Saxon society Bravery in their culture had developed in a time of great violence and brutality This brutality is evident in the beginning of Beowulf He slipped through the door snatched up thirty men smashed them the blood dripping behind him 12 20-23 In a time as cruel as the early 700s bravery had become a much-admired trait having come to him from over the open sea you have come bravely and are welcome 14 100-102 Beowulf is a prime example of the brave epic hero Beowulf had killed Grendel 19 330-332 Also during the Anglo-Saxon reign various warring clans who constantly battled each other for control of the surrounding countryside inhabited the land Within these clans those who exhibited instinctive leadership skills were greatly respected by the others None of the wise ones regretted his going Beowulf chose the mightiest men he could find 14 117-121 Beowulfs leadership is evident throughout the epic Beowulf effectively organized his troops for combat against Grendel Beowulf arose ordering a few to stay behind leading the others 14 135-138 His mens devotion to their leader is also shown As Grendel Camden 2 attacked Beowulf Beowulfs men attempted to intercede on his behalf All Beowulfs band jumped from their beds to protect their prince 19 314-317 As a result of the aggressiveness and brutality displayed in the Anglo-Saxon culture heroes such as Beowulf were revered for their higher level of physical prowess Beowulf strongest of
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