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Beowulf: The Embodiment of a Modern Day Hero

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A hero is defined as a man distinguished courage or ability; someone who is admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. When people are oppressed by an evil tyrant, a hero will rise above the circumstance, and conquer the evil that has harmed the people he wants to protect. The Anglo Saxon writer produced a great representation of a hero in Beowulf. If alive today, the protagonist Beowulf would be considered a hero. He possess attributes such as superhuman strength, unshakable bravery, and the willingness to not ever give up until the fight was won. Beowulf has the same attributes that many of the other heroes we have come to know have. The story Beowulf will paint a clear picture of what a hero should be like and show that Beowulf would be considered a hero if alive.
When going into battle against an opponent, Beowulf predominantly relied on his superhuman strength rather than weapons to fight monsters. An example of this can be found in lines 133 through 139 when Beowulf says “Grendel is no braver, no stronger Than I am! I could kill him with my sword; I shall not, Easy as it...
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