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    The Greek hero vs. The Anglo-Saxon hero The hero stands as an archetype of who we should be and who we wish to be. However, the hero has inherent flaws which we do not wish to strive towards. In literature, these flaws are not used as examples of what we should be but rather as examples of what not to be. This is especially dominant in the Greek hero. While the Greek hero follows his fate, making serious mistakes and having a fairly simple life, the Anglo-Saxon "super" hero tries, and may succeed

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    Modern Day Hero VS. Anglo-Saxon Hero During the Anglo-Saxon period, people worshiped Hero's. Here are a couple of ways how a modern day hero can be compared to one in the past. Nolan Ryan will be my choice of a classic modern day hero. One of the firsts of a hero's characteristic is that he performs "Outstanding Deeds". On page thirty-five in Beowulf "Higlac's brave follower tearing out his hand of the monster, his hatred rose higher but his power has gone." So to me that could be called

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    In the poem Beowulf, we see the Anglo-Saxon hero. Beowulf, the protagonist, embodies the honor of the Anglo-Saxon culture and tradition. The poem in itself is an elegant script of Anglo-Saxon times. Composed in 8th or 9th century, the epic was passed down from generation to generation orally and has no known author. The Anglo-Saxon hero was a warrior. Beowulf, the Geat, helps Hrothgar the king of Danes by fighting against Grendel, the evil monster. Through his remarkably brave, inhumanly strong

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    E. Talbot Donaldson commented on Beowulf saying “ Courage is the instrument by which the hero realizes himself ”. In the reading of Beowulf, an epic poem, the heroic gestures of Beowulf symbolize the triumph of good over evil. Although Beowulf is a great epic poem, Beowulf is more of an Anglo-Saxon hero based off his bravery, loyalty, generosity, and his friendship with others. Through the reading, Beowulf uses his heroic characteristics to defeat the monsters that tyrannized the Danish king and

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    The Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf describes the journey of a hero throughout his life. Beowulf, the hero, encounters and battles three beasts throughout the poem in order to save the people and the culture of the Danes and the Geats. A dragon, the last monster he challenges, results to the tragic end of the hero along with an innuendo that his culture will come across a horrific downfall. In these epic poems, the hero of the story represents the characteristics and traits that the culture prioritizes

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    Beowulf - An Anglo-Saxon Hero A hero is a person of distinguished courage who has outstanding qualities and abilities, who is admired for these having these aspects of their character and also admired for brave and noble acts. An Anglo-Saxon hero is a person who has good leadership qualities, is able and willing to provide people with a sense of security, and is willing to go into danger despite possible harm to themselves. These Anglo-Saxon heroes usually were kings or thanes because they distinguished

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    of The Anglo-Saxon Hero Within the tale of “Beowulf” four character traits can be found which define the Anglo Saxon Hero. The first is loyalty, as demonstrated by the relationship between Lord and thane. According to page 23 of the “Beowulf” introduction, “a relationship based less on subordination of one man’s will to another than on mutual trust and respect.” The second and third characteristics are strength and courage. The importance of these specific traits to the Anglo-Saxon people is clearly

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    Joseph Campbell’s definition of a hero in Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth by finding, achieving, or doing something greater than himself, in this case, the possible loss of his life to ensure his people 's safety. It is not easy to act on something such as Kevlar’s job, which leads to why he is perceived as a hero. But frequently

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    A hero is a person who is admired for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. There have been many true heroes throughout history and even in stories and poems. The crew that died aboard the Challenger are considered as heroes for risking their lives for their country. Beowulf is also considered a hero based on his actions and qualities. Beowulf, the protagonist of Beowulf is more heroic than the members of the Challenger crew. Beowulf’s character reflects the idea of an Anglo Saxon

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    Who Should be Considered a Hero in Anglo-Saxon Culture and Today? Today, many children would consider Superman, Spiderman, Batman & Robin, and even possibly Arnold Schwarzenegger in his old film The Terminator as great superheroes. These comic strip heroes even impress adults as courageous men because we cannot get over their legendary and their supernatural skills. For example, Spiderman is well known for the spider webs that emerge from his manly wrist. On the other hand, heroes are not just

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