Beowulf Epic Hero

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"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." -Christopher Reeve Beowulf shares many characteristics of an epic hero such as humanitarianism, bravery, and loyalty throughout his quest to title his self as a hero. Indeed an epic hero has many qualities but The poem Beowulf focuses on these three. Lines 90 through 100 addresses his decision to accept the heroic call to adventure. "In his far-off home Beowulf, Higlac's follower and a strongest of the Geats-- greater and stronger than anyone anywhere in the world heard how Grendel filled nights with horror and quickly commanded a boat fitted out proclaiming that he'd go to that famous king would sail across the sea to Hrothgar,…show more content…
Beowulf in his man set sail because it feel right in their heart. "In the lap of their shiny ship, lined with gleaming armor, going safely in that in that oak-hard boat to where their hearts to them."Beowulf was not doing these acts of kindness for any monetary value, it was just something they felt the need to do. ....Sentence intro quote "Our errand is a great one, our business with the glorious king of the Danes has no secret; there is nothing dark or hidden in our coming." Beowulf and his men have a big accomplishment that they need to do and there is no shady business about it. Transition statement A brave soul like Beowulf stepped up in every fight for the good of his people. Sentence introducing quote Then he stepped up to another still body, clutch at Beowulf with his…show more content…
I am old, now, but will fight again, seek fame still, if the Dragon hiding in his tower to face me." Growing up he wasn't scared of anything, and although he is much older he still isn't afraid of nothing. No matter how old he is, he will fight again because he believes in fate, so there's no reason to be scared. Transition statement Beowulf had a great loyalty to those people who were counting on him, and he people were loyal to him. Sentence intro quote "Then that Noble protector of all seamen swam to land, rejoicing in the heavy burdens he was bringing with him. He and all his glorious band of Geats thanked God that the leader had come back unharmed; they left the lake together. They waited out because they knew that he was coming back even though it took a while, but once he came up everyone celebrated. Sentence introducing quote Then Wiglaf went back, anxious to return while Beowulf was alive, to bring him treasure they'd won together. He ran, hoping his wounded king, weak and dying, had not left the world too soon. Wiglaf was Beowulf soldier and respected him, so he wanted to make sure he was by his side to the end. Sentence introducing

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