One of the major themes in Beowulf is conquest. What lessons can you learn from reading about the battles and accomplishments of the characters in this epic?

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Conquest, glory, and death are all interrelated. Beowulf is an epic poem rooted in Viking lore. A true hero rises to the occasion and is fearless doing so. If he lives, he gets the alpha-male status that has all kinds of benefits. This is what Beowulf was all about. His alpha status combined with his warlike exploits become the stuff of myth that never dies.