Examples Of Heroism In Beowulf

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"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others
at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost”-Arthur Ashe (Dilbeck). Heroes put their best selves forward in service to humanity. A hero is as an individual or a network of people that take action on behalf of others in need, or in defense of integrity or a moral cause (Dilbeck). To be a hero you have to have loyalty, honor, courage, selflessness, humility, and patience. Beowulf is similar to Captain America and Victoria Soto, because he shows courage, honor, and selflessness throughout the many struggles he encounters. Beowulf shows courage when he goes to Herot to fight Grendel with his bare hands. “Might think less of me if I let my sword go where my feet were afraid to, if I hid behind some broad linden shield: my hands alone shall fight for me, struggle for life against the monster” (Anonymous 44.170-174). The courage he shows is similar to which is sung about Captain America. “Now number one without a gun he’s bypassed the Lone Ranger” (Buffett). “He’ll guard you against everything from atom…show more content…
He didn’t have to come to help the Danes but he did. “Our only help, again, lies with you…Save us, once more”(Anonymous 52. 443-447). Not only did he kill Grendel’s mother, but he got the head of Grendel and brought it to the Danes; he kept his word in bringing peace to the Danes. “He sought out hrothgar to salute him and show Grendel’s head. He carried that terrible trophy by the hair, brought straight to where the Danes sat”(Anonymous 57. 600-603). He is similar in showing his honor as a teacher from the Sandy Hook shooting did. All teacher take an oath to protect their students and Victoria Soto showed that by not only getting her students to safety, but by shielding them from the bullets (Sandy). Beowulf and Soto both showed honor by protecting

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