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The values of the Anglo-Saxon time period were similar to ours although they were more respected During this heroic and passionate time period Beowulf was written It captivates morals such as strength bravery and loyalty Beowulfs most emphasized characteristic is his strength The epic states he ruled and was loved where his treasure was piled and his strength protected His towns and his people line 254 this illustrates that his people value his strength giving them faith in him as a hero To be the greatest hero in this time period you had to have superior strength that gave you the capability to fight off monsters and protect the innocent people Without this attribute to Beowulf there would be no conflict or sense of heroism against Grendel During Grendels first confrontation with Beowulf he notices his immense amount of strength Grendel immediately becomes aware that nowhere on earth had he met a man whose hands were harder and his mind was fluttered with fear line 434 when he attempts to devour Beowulf Due to his strength being so great If weapons were useless hed usehis hands the strength in his fingers line 609 which he used during his battle with Grendels mother Bravery was quite evident in Beowulf To take the ventures that Beowulf did bravery is needed Upon arrival the king declares you have come bravely and are welcome he knows of Beowulfs past adventures and his courage He takes risks by setting out to defeat the monsters that threatened the hall Going into the caves he was almost fearless and was actually able to instill fear into the supernatural creatures Beowulf states against this monster When he comes to meI mean to stand not run from his shootingflames stand till fate decides line 674 showing unwavering bravery Even after a man passed away in these times he was always remembered for his bravery and heroic deeds At the end he requests his men
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