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    The Importance of Courage, Loyalty, and Reputation In BeoWulf, the heroic code is mentioned and expressed many times throughout the poem. The heroic code contains three elements, which are courage, loyalty, and reputation. Although all of these elements are important, I believe some are more important than others. In my opinion, Courage is the least important element. It is not something needed in life, and it is exaggerated in stories. The second element, loyalty, is a very important piece in

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    Comparison of Beowulf and Sir Gawain A hero is someone who is idealized for his courage and noble qualities. Beowulf and Sir Gawain can certainly be called heroes. They both have many qualities that are expected of heroic knights and warriors. They are both brave, gallant, and skilled men, but are they the perfect heroes their people believe them to be? While they are portrayed as perfect heroes and they possess many heroic qualities, Beowulf and Sir Gawain are far from perfect. Beowulf and Gawain

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    strength, and an abiding sense of justice. Beowulf undeniably resembles the characteristics of an Anglo-Saxon hero by radiating the characteristics of bravery, strength, and an undying sense of justice. To begin, one of the many Anglo-Saxon characteristics displayed by Beowulf is his enduring sense of bravery.

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    definition, a hero is one who embodies the values of their society. In the epic Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf, written by an anonymous author, the character Beowulf is used to convey the value that Anglo-Saxons placed on courage, strength, and loyalty. Courage is certainly a trait which every hero must possess, particularly because no one wants a hero who is a coward. Thankfully, Beowulf is no coward. When Beowulf hears of Grendel’s exploits in Denmark, he travels to the “distant” land, without hesitation

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    Beowulf is a poem based on heroism. It tells such a great story that it was able to live on for over five hundred years before it was ever written down. Till this day the author is still unknown. It comes from the Old English or the Anglo-Saxon literary and historical period of time. Beowulf holds many characteristics that classify him as an epic hero; inhuman strength, loyalty, and courage The usual epic hero is most of the time on a mission. Beowulf was on a mission to help his people by getting

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    Beowulf and Sir Gawain have many things in common. We will be discussing them later on, but their main similarity is that they're both heroes. A hero is a person who must pass through a test and a battle (mental, spiritual or physical) to help someone else. He must be selfless, and act for others rather than himself. All societies have supported heroes, like the ancient Greek's Hercules and the modern day Spiderman. These are hero stereotypes, with supernatural powers. Heroes don't have to

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    Good vs. evil In the epic poem Beowulf, written by Seamus Heaney, the three battles that Beowulf goes through all show the common characteristic of the universal theme good versus evil. Good versus evil is shown from the beginning to end, in the beginning of the epic poem it starts off calm and peaceful explaining what is going on, who is who, everything is all good and happy. Then to keep the balance of the universe something evil comes along, Grendel, the narrator comes to say “So times were

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    epic poem, Beowulf, the warriors and heroes, like Beowulf and Wiglaf, represent the good within the story. The creatures, such as Grendel and the dragon, illustrate the evil. The settings also portray both sides as well, with examples being Herot and The Lair. Good and evil are represented in many ways in Beowulf, and each of those ways gives a message regarding one of them to the reader. A prominent representation of the good in Beowulf is the warriors and heroes within the poem. Beowulf himself is

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    Beowulf is one of the oldest heroic poems that exists to this day. Likewise, it has been a theory for many that this poem has inspired authors and screenwriters alike in the creation process of fictional heroes for shows, movies, games, and books. Nonetheless, Beowulf’s trait of a modern-day superhero are shown everywhere. For example, Beowulf is brave, even willing to die for the greater good, he is abnormally stronger than most humans which in a way makes him superior, and he is somewhat of an

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    Beowulf and Grendel Character Comparison Beowulf embodies the traits of a true hero, Grendel exemplifies the traits of a demon or monster, they may seem like the total opposite, but believe me, they have more in common than we think. First of all, both, Grendel and Beowulf, value family and relationships. Also, they both have the courage to fight till the finish, which ends with both of them dying. They both possess courage, selflessness, and loyalty, that’s already seven things they have in common

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