Christian Values In Beowulf

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Beowulf might have served as a good moral story to the Anglo-Saxons, but when adapted to christian values, it contradicts itself. As an illustration, Beowulf was originally written to represent the perfect hero according to the Anglo-Saxons. This is evidenced since throughout the whole poem, Beowulf not once demonstrates a fault, and even at the moment of his death, he has not failed in his purpose, as he has defeated the dragon, has died a heroic death: (lines 2702-2711)
“Once again the king gathered his strength and drew a stabbing knife he carried on his belt, sharpened for battle.
He stuck it deep into the dragon 's flank.
Beowulf dealt it a deadly wound.
They had killed the enemy, courage quelled his life; that pair of kinsmen, partners in nobility,
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So every man should act, be at hand when needed; but now, for the king, this would be the last of his many labours and triumphs in the world.”
He however, does not represent perfect christian values. For the sake of comparison, a character who would represent perfect christian values would be Jesus Christ. And by comparing Beowulf to Jesus, we can see that from a christian perspective Beowulf is a very flawed character. For example, he is very proud, takes a lot of value in earthly treasure, and doesn’t act in a humble way: (lines 1024-1026)
So Beowulf drank his drink, at ease; it was hardly a shame to be showered with such gifts in front of the

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