Beowulf: The Ideal Hero

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A hero is someone who is admired or idealised for their courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities, so therefore Beowulf is a hero. In literature, Beowulf is the perfect example of a Anglos-Saxon hero, he fits perfectly with the characteristics , he is strong, intelligent, courageous and plus he's humble and kind,“Beowulf, Higlac’s follower and the strongest of the Geats-greater and stronger than anymore in this world…”(109-111). In this quote it symbolizes his admirable trait and his strength. He was created for the Anglos people because they needed someone to look up to and he represented their cultural values, “None of the wise ones regretted his going, much as he was loved by the Geats: the omens were good, and they urged the…show more content…
This shows that by taking her sister’s place, Katniss has changed the way her community sees her. They give her respect, admiration, and love for the choice she has made.Although they both resemble an heroic character, their success is different. Instead of having to defeat a fierce beast, Katniss volunteered to risk her life for her sister and for her district, she demonstrated strength and courage in battling in the games in which result in only hero standing,“No one will forget me. Not my look, not my name Katniss. The girl on fire”,(Suzanne Collins, pg 15).This quote shows how much Katniss is popular and loved as a tribute. She takes advantage of this to get sponsors and gifts from people. Katniss and Beowulf are both similar because they are both dedicated to saving their hometown, and they are both good-hearted people and think of others. Katniss is to be said to be a very inspirational to young women and little girls, she is very strong and brave women and a lot of people look up to
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