Beowulf vs the Prince

Change vs Tradition
(The Prince, chapter 7 vs Beowulf, chapter 5)

    We all possess the same amount of it.   We even have sayings for it. We call it time.   We say that time can fly, or drag.   Time can be spent wisely, or foolishly.   Time is the common element that all humans have in common, and it only flows one way – forward.   In moving forward, time presents challenges to humans who need to make adjustments in their lives because of what time brings   with it:   change.   We humans deal with change in many ways, but this paper will look at two distinct ways in the works Beowulf , author unknown, and The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli.   Beowulf was guided by the traditional Anglo-Saxon values based on honor, whereas Machiavelli was motivated by personal gain to issue changes based on new morals that replaced the morals of the church.  
    The traditions of Beowulf were based in Anglo-Saxon culture.   In the Chapter five we will examine the representative values of the culture, and how Beowulf adheres to them   to deal with the changed situation of appearing before the king of the Danes.  
  First, a summation of the fraction of the story of Beowulf.   Beowulf is a hero of the Geats, who are based in the southern part of modern day Sweden.   Beowulf and his band come to the aid of Hrothgar, king of the Danes because   Hrothgar's mead-hall comes under attack by the monster by the name of Grendal.   Beowulf hears of this and sails across the Baltic Sea to render assistance to his father's old friend.  
    In Chapter five we find, “... One of Hrothgar’s warriors approached them. “Where do you come from with so much armor? I’ve never seen so many brave strangers before. You come to Hrothgar looking for glory, not shelter.” Their leader replied. “I am Beowulf, and we are Hygelac’s men. If your master, the son of Halfdane, will meet with me, I will tell him our mission.” Wulfgar, one of the local chieftains who was famous for his courage and wisdom, responded....