Bravery In Beowulf

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Beowulf, a Geat, comes to the king of the Danes, Hrothgar, and explains that he will step up to protect his people from the horrid monster that has been terrorizing the Danes land for twelve winters. Bravery is quite important when it comes to being a great leader. To be a leader one must not appear to be cowardly. He ought to stand tall and strong to defend his friends, such as Beowulf did. He proves his bravery by fighting off the appalling monster, Grendel, with his bare hands creating a seemingly fair fight, “I have heard, / Too, that the monster’s scorn of men / Is so great that he needs no weapons and fears none. / Nor will I” (line 166-169). No sword could prove his courageousness. It is a necessity that he maintains his reputation; he explains to his people “My hands / Alone shall fight for me” (line 172-173). Beowulf does not fear death or a quarrel, for he is tremendously brave. He says to his people “And if death does take me, send the …show more content…
The audience sees this frequently in the epic poem, Beowulf. Our hero for whom the story is named after knows that he is a strong and fearless man who cannot be conquered. Beowulf has great faith that Grendel will be defeated at the means of his own hands and his men, we see this in his speech when he says, “That I, alone and with the help of my men, / May purge all evil from this hall” (line 165-166). He believes in himself greatly and can identify no other man stronger and greater than he. Beowulf uses logos frequently in his speech to prove facts about how he is the strongest warrior who no other fighter can beat. “They have seen my strength for themselves, / Have watched me rise from the darkness of war, / Dripping with my enemies’ blood. I drove / Five great giants into chains, chased / All of that race from the earth. I swarm / In the blackness of night, hunting monsters…” (line 153-156) This leaves the audience knowing that he is credible and

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