A hero not only needs to be physically outstanding, but he also needs to have integrity, moral values and needs to act without thinking in his own benefit. Beowulf has many characteristics of a hero but he also has some defects that make me think that he wouldn’t be considered a hero in today´s world. A hero concept evolves with a culture, Beowulf has many things that the Anglo-Saxons viewed as heroism but he misses many things that are important for a modern hero.
A hero is someone who is admired for act of courage they do. One of the main themes in Beowulf is heroism. While the author is unknown, it is clear that Beowulf is the main character. Beowulf is a man who was very heroic. The fights that Beowulf fought in made the other men venerate him for his courageousness. The narrative shows that fighting for fame rather than fighting for respect was what he was doing. Beowulf shows that heroism triumphs greater than the terrible through fights with the dragon, Gendel’s mother, and Grendel.
Heroism is found in everyday life you just have to know where to look; heroism is regularly written into books and stories just like Beowulf. Beowulf is said to have been turned into a manuscript around 725 A.D. Before then stories were told only orally by the scopes. A scop is the story tellers that would retell many different hero’s stories to the whole town. The group of people were called the Anglo-Saxons, and their idea of a noble goal was to live immortally through the stories that the scopes told. Beowulf that is just like the stories the scopes would tell is also an epic poem. It is about how a young boy who was thought to be useless turned into a big shot hero, and this man’s name is Beowulf who kills Grendel, his mother, and finally a dragon. Throughout the whole story Beowulf is periodically doing
During the Anglo-Saxon period, around the 5th century, potentially the oldest English epic poem was written, titled Beowulf. Anglo-saxons is really who spoke the language Old English. Bravery was important to Anglo-Saxon culture and the protagonist of Beowulf was the definition of a hero. He gives everybody strength. Beowulf puts hope in everybody. Everybody’s go to, when something is wrong. He’s not afraid to put up a fight for his people, and take dangerous risks that could affect his life. Beowulf has confidence, and he don’t care how tough his problems are he will face them.
There are many traits that are possessed by those who seek heroism. Whether it is in real life or in fiction, every hero desires these character traits in the past, present, and future. IN my opinion, the two traits that are most prominent in the poem Beowulf are bravery and goodness.
In the epic story of Beowulf, the hero is Beowulf.
Beowulf shows physical strength in the story by defeating Grendel. In line 219 of Grendel’s mother, it tells how Beowulf killed her. “ …cut it through, broke bones and all.” His strength is also told in line 213 of how he “lifted the sword that was so massive that no ordinary man could lift.”
In world where dragons and monsters work together to terrorize the innocent, there was only one man courageous enough to risk his life to save them. He was known to his people of the great country of Denmark as Beowulf. The only thing bigger than that man’s heart was his faith he had in God. In the classic piece of English literature, Beowulf written by Burton Raffel, the reader sees Beowulf evolve throughout his life from being the boastful young warrior desperate for fame to the now legendary elderly king. Despite the differences in the demeanor that Beowulf possessed in those different age groups, his natural ability to be an effective leader for his country remained consistent throughout his life. He encaptured the very essence of heroism
First of all, Beowulf came to help Hrothgar on his own free will. Hearing of the troubles that Hrothgar was having with a monster terrorizing Herot, his mead hall, Beowulf bravely offered his help not knowing what he was up against. When he arrived, Beowulf did not ask the king for either money nor fame. The only favor that he asked of Hrothgar was that he and his men were to fight the monster, Grendel. Coming away from one's homeland to help get rid of a man-eating monster and asking for nothing in return takes much courage and is an extremely brave deed.
A hero is someone who is admired for their courage and bravery, as well as their noble accomplishments. They are respected by almost everyone, due to their kindness and charitable mindset, that drives them to fight for the good of others. Beowulf is the perfect representation of a hero, based on multiple characteristics that he displays throughout the novel. Along with his characteristics, Beowulf also takes on many “hero like” challenges and tasks. In the novel, Beowulf is praised and admired throughout the kingdom for his bravery, humility, and selflessness.
Beowulf displayed great courage and honor throughout his journeys and battles; he was an epic hero. An epic hero is a person who is viewed as larger than life and possesses values of a certain society. From the time of Beowulf’s battle with Grendel to his brawl against the dragon, he has showed everyone what being an honorable hero looks like. His heroism is revealed through both youth as a young warrior and wisdom as a reliable king. He never backed down and didn’t give up when situations were tough. Beowulf had obligations to fulfill and went about every aspect of his life with courage and strength. He cared for his people and was willing to take on anyone that threatened them or his kingdom. He sincerely was the hero of his time.