Beowulf : A Hero? Essay

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Beowulf: A hero? "Be of good hope; be valiant; watch for the foe" said by the King of the Danes in the illustrated version of Beowulf by Gareth hinds depicts the qualities of a hero. The graphic novel follows the protagonist known as Beowulf for the latter part of his life. Numerous fights between Beowulf and monsters and beasts occur within the novel. One cannot dispute of the many heroic acts Beowulf had performed. One can also see that Beowulf was a hero on a quest. In the piece of text entitled How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster it depicts in depth the path one takes during a quest. In the text it states "The quest consists of five things: (a) a quester, (b) a place to go, (e) a stated reason to go there, (d) challenges and trials en route, and (e) a real reason to go there." In the graphic novel one can see that Beowulf does follow a path of someone who is on a quest. Beowulf 's numerous deeds during part (d) of the path (challenges and trials en route) is what truly categorizes him as a hero of his time. The quest that is Beowulf 's journey into the land of Danes had to begin with "(a) a quester." As seen in the novel Beowulf is depicted as the protagonist as well as the quester. On page 12 of the graphic novel it states " Certain men are newly come, my lord, far across the sea from the land of the Geats, and the name of their chief is Beowulf." This quotation from one of…

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