The Theme Of Father Son Relationships In Beowulf — страница 3

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the values of the society in which the two writers are writing in. The significance of the father-son relationship in these two works are essential in both works development. Just as one could argue the good-evil, or Christian-pagan conflicts are essential to them both, the father-son relationship is just as important. Through the relationship we can get a window on the past that lets us see the societies that are written about, we can get a sense of their social, political, and economic customs. Clearly both authors use this great technique to give their stories more depth and meaning, and by doing so Beowulf and The Song of Roland are not only considered great literary works of their respective periods because of the stories they tell, but also because of the valuable

information they give the reader on the society in which they take place.