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The Poet's Effect on the Values of Anglo-Saxon Society

Summary: The influence of poets in Anglo-Saxon Society around the time of Beowulf.
The writer has always been a powerful figure in society. In Ancient Greece, poets were known for both soothing people and for entertainment. During the reign of the Third Reich, many books and plays were banned from being published or performed in Germany because of their effect on the public and power to evoke opposition. This illustrates how writers can have authority and control over humanity. Similarly, in Beowulf, the anonymous poet or storyteller easily manipulated the plot or personalities of characters to satisfy his own outlook, whether apparent or obscure. Changing society's values can be important because it can also bring about improvement in the actions of the people. So the poet of Beowulf can easily influence and shape society's values by incorporating their own values and morals into the literature, and also by using persuasion to convince the audience...

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