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Wolford 1Annabelle WolfordMs. Clack Multicultural Literature22 October 2018Anglo-Saxon Values in BeowulfAll people have values and morals they try to live up to in their lives. During the Anglo- Saxon period, people had to live up to certain values of strength, generosity, courage, bravery, and chivalry. The values are enduring ly present in the epic poem, "Beowulf", which is set duringthe Anglo-Saxon period. "Beowulf" is a prime example of an epic poem displaying Anglo-Saxonvalues. "Beowulf" is considered an epic for many reasons. An epic poem is an extended narrativepoem pertaining to the real or factious events of a heroic character. The hero in an epic poem portrays the values of his setting. An epic poem has a battle between good and evil. Epic poems were originally memorized and passed down through many generations by oral tradition until they were written. "Beowulf" is an example of an epic poem because it is a story about strength, valor, and superhuman strength. In "Beowulf", there is a

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