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Chicagos renowned John Hancock center the local Eisenhower Jr High and the Daley center are all buildings named after individuals who were valued and looked upon with respect Today people value education talent and leadership enough to name buildings after individuals who portray these traits Since the Anglo-Saxon time period things have been altered Anglo-Saxons valued aspects such as strength power and a hero status Looking back in history there are several artifacts of Anglo-Saxon culture like their poems and their art that display the importance of such values The epic poem Beowulf is one artifact that demonstrates the values of Anglo-Saxon cultureIn the epic poem the main character Beowulf is the embodiment of all that is good from the Anglo-Saxons point of view Beowulf is their hero strong courageous and bold To the Anglo-Saxons these qualities were necessary for them to be successful Before Beowulf goes to fight the evil monster Grendel he brags to his people saying And I shall fulfill that purpose prove myself with a proud deed or meet my death here in the mead-hall Beowulf 636-638 Beowulf is telling the citizens that he is going to prove his strength as well as his greatness as a warrior by defeating Grendel Then again he also recognizes that if he truly isnt as good as he believed himself to be he would met death Being the hero that everyone valued and respected Beowulf represents the strength and courage that was prized by the Anglo-SaxonsThe citizens of this epic poem not only look up to their heroes but they also aspire to be strong and noble warriors themselves During the Anglo-Saxon time period it was important for the men to be tough and vicious After defeating Grendel the citizens recognized Beowulfs greatness Beowulfs doings were praised over and over again on the broad earth was there anyone better 855-856 859 Because the defeat of Grendel was essential for the
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