One of the largest parts of being a hero is having determination with a cause that drives one to success. In A Century of Heroes, a 48-year-old Carnegie hero said, while rescuing a woman from drowning in the Pacific Ocean, “‘I’m going to get her out of here. One way or another… I’m going to do it’” (Chambers 215). This is just a simple statement of a man’s heroic determination that saved the life of a woman in the Pacific Ocean. Although saving a life, such as this Carnegie hero did, is a perfect ...
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... how the people love and admire Beowulf because it is specifically stated that he is the people’s “pride and love” which unveils him as a great leader and hero.
Determination, strength, and leadership skills are all major characteristics of a hero that Beowulf achieves throughout the adaptation of Beowulf by Seamus Heaney. Beowulf’s determination to never give up until his goal is achieved is a great representation of a hero and leader. His physical and mental strengths working together to build a fighting force in defense of his people. Each develops together to show Beowulf’s great superhuman strengths and abilities. All of Beowulf’s characteristics are tied together to create the great leader and hero that he is. He saves his community, similar to Kevlar in the scenario provided, and he drives himself to repeatedly fight for something greater than himself.
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