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Beowulf Themes

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Beowulf Themes | Beowulf Epic Hero | Beowulf Summary | Grendel | Anglo Saxon

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  • BEOWULF
  • Importance of Customs
  • EXAMPLE 1
  • Good vs. Evil
  • After Beowulf saves the mead hall from the threat of Grendel and his swamp hag mother, King Hrothgar rewards Beowulf with gold and horses - a customary payment​ for his deeds.
  • Morality is made concrete in the poem, with Beowulf as the "good", ​and the monsters as evil threats to mankind who must be defeated.
  • Brains over Brawns
  • Beowulf was able to trick Grendel by pretending he was asleep. When Grendel slips on a puddle of blood, Beowulf is able to seize Grendel's wrist and rip​ off his arm.
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