preview

Beowulf Noble Qualities

Good Essays
According to dictionary.com, a hero is “a person who is admired or idealized for courage and noble qualities”. After analyzing the three sources, Malala, Beowulf, and Roberto Clemente, it is obvious how they are all examples of heroes. Out of all the three sources analysed, Beowulf best represents the definition of a hero due to the fact of his courage and noble qualities, which through the use of imagery, and diction the author is able to illustrate Beowulf’s characteristics.
(Transition) Firstly, Beowulf had the courage to stand up for what is right despite the opposition. For instance, Beowulf had the courage to fight off monsters at the expense of his own life in order to protect Hrothgar men. A scene which illustrates Beowulf's courage in fighting off monsters is in “Battle With Grendel”. In summary of the scene, Beowulf knows this may be his last battle with Grendel; however, Beowulf is still willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good of the community (420- 425 Beowulf) The significance of Beowulf willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good, helps to have a better understanding of Beowulf as courses. One of the reasons
…show more content…
Throughout the epic poem, Beowulf holds firm to his integrity; moreover, the noble quality which he specifically holds firm to is being a just and loyal person. The quote which demonstrates Beowulf characteristics is “ Too, that the monster's scorn of men Is so great that he needs no weapons and fears none. Nor will I.” In context to the quote, Beowulf explains to the king how he will fight the antagonist without a weapon due to the reason that his opponent does not have one. The significance of Beowulf actions in not having a weapon demonstrates how he kept his integrity in fighting Grendel with justice. In other words, because Grendel did not have a weapon, Beowulf was attempting to be fair by fighting in equal playing
Get Access