write an essay of at least 500 words on Beowulf. Be certain to address the following in your essay:
What is the role of the mead hall in Anglo-Saxon culture?
What is its significance in the epic of Beowulf?
How does treasure function in Beowulf?
How do the characters and the scop feel about gold, as it is continuously mentioned in the poem?
Is Beowulf the ideal epic hero? If not, what is he lacking?