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History can be found through stories books poems and other literary works Examples of the lifestyles society aesthetics philosophical values politics and economics can be found and are shown in all works and writings Authors of all times reveal the attitudes around them every time they write The Anglo-Saxon period dates back to 449 to 1066 Anglo Saxons frequently fought with one another but they had a great deal in common Besides a common language base they shared a heroic ideal and set of traditional heroes They admired men of outstanding courage and loyalty It didnt matter what tribe they cam from if these traits were shown in a person they were received with grave courtesy It wasnt just the warriors and kings that were respected in this society but scops were too Scops were professional poets and the historians of a tribe It was he who remembered the important heroes the kings the important battles and the folklore of the tribe Anglo-Saxon poetry was a oral art It was rarely written down but was recited as a song or riddle One of the most renown stories of this time was Beowulf It wasnt written down until a couple centuries ago The story of Beowulf has been passed through many generations but the story has still withheld a brilliant illustration of the Anglo Saxon period and has remained a true typical epic of its time Almost all heroic epics have the same elements which makes this particular style of literature stand out from others There is the supernatural element the quest element the en medias res grand speeches and warriors and battles The supernatural element is the element in the story that is above mankind It could be a human with super strength or anything extraterrestrial The quest element in an epic is the journey one of the main characters take for revenge to conquer or to save En medias res means the middle True
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