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    Beowulf's pagan underpinnings

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    How do Beowulf's pagan underpinnings shape its characters?

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    I detect strong elements of both pagan Germanic culture as well as Christianity in this poem. One character example is Hrothgar. He is described as a pagan who is truly unaware of God and God's true nature.

    Another example of paganism ...

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    Beowulf's pagan underpinnings are briefly explored using textual examples.