Beowulf As A Modern Hero

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Known for his role in Superman, Christopher Reeve once said, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to preserve and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Nowadays superman is considered to be a modern hero, one who seems ordinary on a day-to-day basis, yet secretly lives another life, while following the classic hero’s journey. Modern heroes like superman are not known only for their strength but their willingness to help other for the sake of making the world a better place. Their being said a hero like Beowulf would not meet the criteria as being a modern hero in today’s society. Throughout the stories Beowulf does not display modern characteristics such as humility and selflessness, instead he shows his need for glory

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