eyes of his fellow men through his amazing physical strength. "En Medias Res". As a result, he received many treasures for his heroic deeds and gave them to Higlac as a sign of respect. Fate always goes as it must (33). Accessed ; Available from: p?vref1. Beowulf is most definitely an Anglo Saxon hero of epic proportions. Anglo-Saxon poetry has no rhyme, strong rhythm, presence of alliteration and kennings.
Anglo - Saxon Traits of Beowulf
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Then, Beowulf plunges into the mere to meet his next adversary in battle. They battle furiously, throwing each other to the ground. It took years for Beowulf to get the message from the scop of the Danes, Hrothgar, and took years for Beowulf to travel to Denmark, home of the Danes. His men rejoice at his safe return. Also, this may have been Beowulfs way of insuring that the monster was truly dead. Finally the dragon is described as a greedy, huge, fire breathing flying dragon that undergoes with Beowulf his final epic battle. It may have also been the wish of the scop at the time to try and convert his audience to Christianity. Grendel was unfazed by human weapons. The quest element in an epic is the journey one of the main characters take for revenge, to conquer, or to save.