The Epic Hero Of Beowulf Essay

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The epic hero named Beowulf is a warrior, who can do what no man can as he defeats life and death challenges. In his youth, Beowulf was considered a great warrior due to his strength and courage. For example, his fable swimming match with Breca to get to grendel 's mom was showing how strong he was and the Germanic heroic code of Loyalty, courtesy and pride. His battle with Grendel and Grendel’s mother validates his bravery as he faces three tremendous battles that help shape him into the epic hero he is known as today.
Beowulf young and courageous battles Grendel with ease, will never have any fearful vain and will never back down from any fight. Without any of his men Beowulf fights a powerful demon. Beowulf insists fighting without a weapons because Grendel uses no weapons. His loyalty to his country Beowulf returns home and become king of his country prideful of that opportunity. Beowulf fights every battle to protect his country. Beowulf takes the throne of Hrothgar when he passes away. Beowulf fights Grendel’s mother alone even in old age. By fighting the dragon alone he proves that he has developed his heroic qualities. beowulf fights the dragon alone to save his people. He prove himself as a good leader when he defeated the dragon. Some say that beowulf is not an epic hero because he wants glory for himself and no one else. Also that he didn 't care about the people that looked up to him or to the country that relies on his action for his heroic protection.…

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