When they say hero we think about superhero characters that has super powers that help ordinary people. Before Superman, Batman and Wolverine there was Beowulf. A legendary hero during the Anglo Saxons Era. Beowulf is not just a hero he is characterized as an epic hero. An epic hero is praised and plays an important role in his society. He is also determined to achieve his mission and he believes in his abilities. He is confident and not just conceited, you see, the difference between conceited and confident is that when you are conceited you brag about yourself while confident is feeling good about yourself and knowing that you can have the job done which what Beowulf was all about.
Beowulf a brave man stood up for the Geats and helped the Danes to feel relieved against Grendel an unforgiving monster. Before defeating Grendel, Beowulf has accomplished a lot in his hometown. Beowulf explained his accomplishments to Unferth, most of them are unbelievable. Beowulf made his enemies suffered and killed them one by one. Just for that he could already be considered a hero but Beowulf is not contented yet. When he heard that a monster has constantly killing the Danes and no one has the courage to fight this monster he immediately called his men and sailed to go in Denmark. He asked King Hrothgar of Denmark was impressed to Beowulf that he granted all of Beowulf’s requests. During his battle against Grendel he didn’t use any swords to make it a fair battle. He used his knowledge, strength and courage to defeat Grendel. The powerful Beowulf ripped Grendel’s arm off, which made Grendel’s mother furious. She wanted to punish for what he did to her son. Beowulf decided to seek Grendel’s mother to stop her from attacking others. Beowulf is determined to defeat both monsters. Beowulf was successful to his mission; he took Grendel’s head in Denmark to assure the Danes that Grendel has died.
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