Need help with Beowulf Essay…?

My Prompt:Beowulf is an Epic Hero who represents goodness. First, describe both the Christian and Aglo/Saxon ideals Beowulf personifies then, knowing what you know about him, decide whether or not Beowulf could be considered a hero in modern society.Can anyone give me pointers on this... especially the Anglo/Saxon and Christianity junk... any help with this would be awesome... thanks

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  1. scopeux says:

    there are a lot of christian images built into the beowulf character; for instance, when he goes down into the lake for three days to fight grendel’s mother. thats like when Jesus was dead for three days before he was resurrected. that’s just one example. these similarities were designed to help the pagans adjust to the christian faith. the problem ended up being, though, that Grendel was real, and Jesus wasn’t, and all the townspeople got eaten