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112399 Period 2 Mrs Rice Beowulf Reactionary Analysis Battle with Ones Self Dealing with internal wants and feelings of personal gain can be difficult to obtain with external controls such as peer pressure and social status quoes Beowulf constantly showed virtues admirable of any man during the Anglo-Saxon time period but what was really going on inside that outer shell Following the ways of Comitataus Beowulf often has to quell his internal natural human tendencies and live up to what was expected of an Anglo-Saxon warrior Beowulf is constantly dealing with a dual ordeal from external battles with supernatural demons and pressure from those around him to internal battles caused by natural human tendencies of pride greed cowardice betrayal and self-concern throughout his life The obvious physical external struggle with the demon Grendel is not the only ordeal Beowulf had to endure He had to always be in control of his natural urges of pride greed cowardice betrayal and self-concern In the flyting match with Unferth Beowulf did not let pride blind him when Unferth suggested that Beowulf had lost a swimming race to Brecca Instead of arguing Beowulf agreed that he may have lost in Unferths eyes but it was he who had carried Brecca to shore Beowulf not letting his emotions overcome him counters and thus comes out on top These flyting matches forced Beowulf into many predicaments in which most men would have cracked but Beowulf was in complete control of his emotions Beowulfs concern for himself comes last in his own mind He volunteers to help King Hrothgar to rid Grendel from Herot In this way he casts aside his feelings of self-concern and cowardice in order to once again uphold Comitataus and not give in to his natural tendencies He is looking for nothing in return form Hrothgar for his noble services He does not ask for reward or treasures although Hrothgar rewards him anyway He does not let greed
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