Anglo Saxon Hero Quotes

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An Anglo-Saxon Hero Over centuries, there has been a lot over different kind of superheroes that have been created. One of these heroes have been called Beowulf. Although Beowulf doesn’t show much of a Modern Day hero, he shows characteristics of an Anglo-Saxon hero. Beowulf shows Anglo-Saxon characteristics by showing us that he has bravery/courage, that he has loyalty to his lord/Lord, and that he had strength. The first way Beowulf shows Anglo-Saxon characteristics is by having bravery and courage. We know this because in the text, it states, "He needs no weapons and fears none. Nor will I. My lord Higlac might think less of me if I let my sword go where my feet were afraid to…” (263-264). What this quote means is that Beowulf did…show more content…
One way we know that Beowulf is strong is because the text states, “He might think less of me if I let my sword go where my feet were afraid to, if I hid behind some broad linden shield: my hands alone shall fight for me, struggle for life against the monster.” (265-269). What this means is that Beowulf is showing his strength by leaving his sword behind and fighting Grendel with just his hands. He did not want to show Grendel that he was weak and he wanted to let him know that even without weapons, he could beat him. Another reason we know Beowulf shows strength is because the text states, “As his words ended he leaped into the lake, would not wait for anyone’s Answer; the heaving water covered him Over. For hours he sank through the waves: At last he saw the mud of the bottom.” (467-470). What this quote means is that Beowulf just jumped into the lake with nothing but himself. He was there four hours trying to find the bottom to go fight once more. In conclusion, I believe that Beowulf shows us that he is an Anglo-Saxon hero. Throughout the poem, Beowulf shows signs that he is brave, loyal, and strong. Beowulf fighting for his city and people. He fights with no weapons, just his hands. And he believes that his lord/Lord will always be there to protect him. Although there is many other ways Beowulf shows us how he is an Anglo-Saxon hero, these are the three most common ways that he
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