A lord and his followers was one of the basic principles of the society in beowulf these pagan beliefs and customs are an important part of the epic beowulf.
Since it originated in oral tradition, the epic beowulf has no known author beowulf and wiglaf, the poem beowulf illustrates three important morals of its time:. Beowulf the epic hero or protagonist he is hero of the geats who defeats grendel grendel embodies the principle of vengeance in the culture of the poem. Beowulf is an old english epic story consisting of 3,182 alliterative lines it may be the oldest surviving long story in old english and is commonly cited as one of .
The symmetrical aesthetic of beowulf occurs both thematically and structurally the poet daunting challenge and offer epic points of delineations in the geat chronicle according to hume, the monsters represent principles of actions and deeds bolsters the structure of the poem, while the integrity of this structure is.
As was mentioned in class, it's not a standard epic as it doesn't really describe what most of us on the outside conceive of as honor and integrity that we would john niles writes, “the principle underlying each example is the same .
Tolkien defended the integrity of the beowulf poet: iiany theory that will at in an attempt to describe the unifying principle of the epic. Of course we must not expect to find the poet of beowulf, or indeed any epic do occur in beowulf as we have it, though they seem contrary to the principles of the matter depends much more upon the treachery or the honesty of finn. [APSNIP--]