Perception In Beowulf

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“Your intentions don’t matter. Perception is reality. If people perceive you the wrong way, it doesn’t matter what your intentions are” (Franz). Perception is an entity that so heavily influences how society acts and thinks. Because of this, communities are able to distinguish its members as individuals through each person’s thoughts and actions. Likewise, everything is contentious; perception is so special in that there is no “right” or “wrong” way to perceive people or certain situations like in the epic, Beowulf. Because of this, the line between good and evil is a very subjective. It’s impossible to characterize a person based off of their actions because there is no true, universal definition of good or bad. Everything relies upon the
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