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In the Anglo-Saxon culture, a popular belief was that of fate. The writers of Beowulf may have known that not all people believe in the power of fate. Therefore, to properly convey such an idea as the inevitability of fate in the epic, the writers included events which, when read, are also "experienced" by the reader...
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For example, the narrator of Beowulf states how fate is not on Beowulf's side. After many years of winning countless battles, Beowulf was killed by a dragon in a fierce fight. While he was fighting, and because the narrator had stated that fate was not on his side, the reader could identify with Beowulf and feel how he may have at the time: Overwhelmed, overpowered, and as if a force greater than he was controlling him (his fate)...
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Anglo Saxon Art   Beowulf And Hrothgar: Anglo-saxon Ideal Code Of Conduct   Waiting For Godot And Beowulf: Fate   Beowulf and the Anglo Saxon Ideal   Fate and Counter Fate in the Aeneid   Fate in Beowulf   Heroes in Anglo-Saxon culture   The Fate of a Hero in Beowulf   Wiglaf In Beowulf: A True Anglo-Saxon Warrior   Anglo-Saxon   Beowulf: Changes In People   Anglo-saxon Belief In Fate And Christianity   Beowulf - Changes In People   Terminally Ill people deciding there fate   Anglo-Saxon Belief In Fate And Christianity  
 
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