Beowulf: An Example Of Heroism

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Beowulf the character is a timeless example of heroism due to his physical strength, bravery, and determination. For example, Beowulf boasts about his physical strength to the “Danes’ / Great king,” who have “watched [him] rise from the darkness of war, / Dripping with [his] enemies’ blood” (416-419). Clearly from reading these lines, the readers can infer that Beowulf is trying to boast his physical strength. This quote is also significant because Beowulf first refers to his physical strength. In other words, there are many other heroic aspects to his character that he could’ve used instead of his physical strength. Furthermore, Beowulf exemplifies bravery when he “leaped back / Into battle” despite his realization that his sword, Hrunting,
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