Explain one vital aspect of cultural background that must be understood to read Beowulf. How does this aspect of the culture present itself in the story (where can you find examples of it)?

Essay 1: Anglo-Saxon Literature/Beowulf
word count: 800-900
Address the following in any order, one in each body paragraph:Explain one vital aspect of cultural background that must be understood to read Beowulf. How does this aspect of the culture present itself in the story (where can you find examples of it)?Explain one major theme. How is this theme present in the story (where can you find examples of it shaping the story development)? Use cultural details where appropriate.Analyze one or more main characters. Is the character flat or round? Static or dynamic? What impact does this character’s development have on the story? Use cultural details where appropriate.
Use a 5-paragraph essay structure:
Introduction: Give a brief summary of the piece. End the paragraph with your thesis statement. Your thesis statement should include the 3 points you’ll be analyzing in the body paragraphs.Body ¶ 1: State your first point in a topic sentence, then use examples to explain that point.Body ¶ 2: State your second point in a topic sentence, then use examples to explain that point.Body ¶ 3: State your third point in a topic sentence, then use examples to explain that point.Conclusion: Restate your thesis, briefly summarize the main points you made in the essay, then finish with a closing remark. Do not introduce new information in the conclusion.
Remember to:
Turn the essay digitally via Blackboard. Essays may not be turned in by e-mail.Check the syllabus for due dates and late penalties.Use MLA manuscript formatting. If you don’t know what this is, look it up in the Bedford Handbook or another MLA style guide.Include a word count as part of the heading. Do not confuse “heading” with “header space.”Use a thesis, topic sentences, concluding sentences, and transitions.Use integrated, cited quotes from the text to support the arguments in your body paragraphs (each body paragraph should include at least 1 quote).If using sources apart from the textbook, include a Works Cited page.Write in the 3rd person. Do not use 1st person (“I”) or 2nd person (“you”).