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Beowulf is a terrific example of a story that portrays the beliefs the Anglo-Saxon people Their entire culture was based on heroism and loyalty They encouraged heroic action in the face of doom and generously rewarded bravery These charcteristics instilled a sense of courage and loyalty in many individuals They also tries to imply the message that one should never give up no matter how much the odds are against you The importance of bravery generousity loyalty and the King-warrior relationship can be seen in The heroic elements in the epic poem Beowulf are evident in the characters Beowulf is depicted as a superhero Beowulf takes it upon himself to save the Danes from Grendel In his battle with Grendel Beowulf chooses not to use weapons he relies on his strength During the fight Beowulfs strength takes over and Beowulf wrestles with Grendel until he is able to rip one of the monsters arms out of its socket Superhuman feats also appear in the fight with Grendels mother When Beowulf enters the water he swims downward for an entire day before he sees the bottom He does this without the use of oxygen During the battle with Grendels mother Beowulf realizes that Unferths sword is useless against the monsters thick skin He grabs an enormous sword made by giants almost too heavy to hold and slashes through the monsters body Beowulfs spirit and teachings do not allow him to quit even though he may die The Anglo-Saxons use Beowulf as an example that thier soldiers should follow Even though Beowulf posses super-human qualities his victories are not won easily He struggles just as much as those who do not posses super-human qualitiesEven though Beowulf fought many monsters by himself he would not have been able to accomplish any of those deeds without an extraordinary sense of heroism The Anglo-Saxon Tradition encouraged heroic action in the face of doom and Beowulf lives up to their expectations
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