Beowulf- An Epic Hero
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Beowulf- an Epic Hero
Word Count: 387
The hero of an epic poem normally embodies the ideals
of conduct that are most
valued by the culture which the epic was composed. In
the epic poem "Beowulf"
Beowulf was the epic hero. He was an epic hero because
of his virtues. Three of his
virtues are true to his word, he made his father
proud, and he was brave.
Beowulf was true to his word by saying "I alone and
the help of my men, may
purge all evil from this hall." (260-261) Then later
on in the poem he "The infamous
killer fought for his freedom, wanting no flesh but
retreat, desiring nothing but escape;
his claws had been caught, he was trapped." (337-340)
In those lines it is saying that
Beowulf will go fight the evil, Grendel or "infamous
killer," and then did and killed him,
and had Grendel begging for mercy.
Beowulf was also brave. He was brave by saying "I
alone and the help of my
men, may purge all evil from this hall." (260-261) He
also was brave in a lot of other
ways, for example "When my danger is near, the warm
words we uttered, and if your
enemy should end my life then be," (451-453) that was
when he had
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