in lines 71-129 in the beowulf story anglo-saxon
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Beowulf's speech sounds like a resume with a heavy dose of bravado. Beowulf recounts his many heroic deeds, acts of courage and valour,
"They had seen me boltered in the blood of the enemies
when I battled and bound five beasts,
raided a troll-next and in the night-sea
laughtered sea-brutes. I have suffered extremes
and avenged the Geats...."
I suppose today this might seem like bragging but back then Beowulf was only trying to pull of a good job interview. He has what they are looking for and Beowulf is prepared to give a history of his work experience. He actually is courageous, brave, strong, clever.......Good thing he got the job!