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Hill 1 Gods Chosen Soldier Beowulf is a story of a man who seems to be unrealistic to people of today Yet the character Beowulf still arouses the imagination of any generation from all over the world Beowulf is undoubtedly one of the most studied debated over and read epics of all times One of the most controversial topics in the tale is the juxtaposition of Christian ethics which are found throughout the story yet the time frame of the tale was a time that is known as mainly a pagan belief existing among the people Upon researching different authors one can find every possible interpretation imaginable about the Christian verses pagan elements in the story However the fact still remains that either the Christian elements found throughout was derived from the poet or perhaps a man even in the time of Beowulf could have been chosen by God to try and lead the people to a true God The beautifully written epic Beowulf tells of a simpler time when a man such as Beowulf could understand and appreciate his unusual strength as a gift worthy only to be claimed by almighty God As the epic begins a far away land is in trouble and in desperate need of hero Beowulf hears of a fierce monster ravaging and killing men of King Hrothgars land the Danes These same people were at war long ago with Beowulfs people the Geats therefore Beowulf and his people knew of the Danes well Beowulfs father was the first to strike a blow and start a famous feud Crossley-Holland 44 Yet when Beowulf heard of the Danes distress he quickly understood that he should go Beowulf was considered the bravest and strongest of his people and most other warriors for that matter Beowulf understood his strength to somehow be of divine nature rather than of his own accord Norton Anthology 1058 Many times throughout the epic are
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