The Epic Poem 'Beowulf'

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This will be about Tthe epic poem “Beowulf” is by an unknown author. The poem Beowulf is about a hero killing several people/beast because he thought he was the strongest man. This is going to be about lof, comitatus, and wyrd and how they are important to Beowulf 's culture.

First is lof, lof is important to Beowulf because Beowulf likes fame and considers himself to be the strongest man alive. A quote to support lof would be “They have seen my strength for themselves, have watched me rise from the darkness of war, dripping with my enemies’ blood. I drove five great giants into chains, chased all of that race from the earth” (Raffel). This quote was saying that Beowulf was the strongest man and he was giving them examples of blue he knew he was the strongest man. Another quote would be “My hands alone shall fight for me, struggle for life against the monster” (Raffel). This quote is saying that he fights with only his hands. Part of Beowulf’s culture is lof and that means’ fame which Beowulf loves to think that he’s the strongest.
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A quote from Beowulf would be “So the Geat people, his hearth companions, sorrows for the lord who had been laid low” (Raffel). His quote is saying that the Geat people were loyal to Beowulf when he died and they supported his people. Another quote would be “I remember that time when mead was flowing, how we pledged loyalty to our lord in the hall, promised our ring-giver we would be worth our price” (Raffel). This quote is saying that they have all their loyalty to Beowulf. Comitatus was important to Beowulf because he loved having loyalty from
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