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Beowulf is a poem with stirring history Its origin is the warrior-prince legend which developed in Germany during prehistoric pre-Christian times The work is anonymous but generally it is considered that it was composed by a monk who was the only member of Anglo-Saxon society with a good level of literacy We call him the Beowulf poet First of all this poem existed in Oral Tradition The world imagined by Beowulf poets listeners represents quasi-nomadic heroic warriors This age had already passed by the time Anglo-Saxons became permanent inhabitants in England Throughout the story we see that the poet always expresses his attitude towards the warrior society A great part of the story illustrates the Germanic heroic code which represents such values as courage strength and loyalty in warriors kings generosity hospitality and political skills and good reputation in all the people This code is much respected by warrior societies It is a tradition that helps to understand the relationships among people and the hidden threats The characters make all their evaluations and judgments according to this code I think that poet in most cases admires warrior society as its people possess such features of human character as honor integrity courage loyalty and other values Narrator considers that such values as bravery and heroism are so important that it is even possible to give ones life for them I think that in many cases poet describes the traits that belong to the society of warriors and shows his attitude to that traits on the example of the main character of the poem - Beowulf - who is a perfect represenative of the warrior society We see the evidence of that in the story when the poet tells how Beowulf realizing that he can lose his own life is struggling with two monsters which killed a lot of people The poet also likes such universal heroic trait as selflessness He shows his positive attitude toward the
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