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Beowulf The Ideal Hero

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In today’s modern society, there are many cases in which a person or “actor” is portrayed to be the “perfect hero.” For example, heroes like Batman or Superman are shown to the public to be “indestructible” and “undefeatable” against evil villians. Similarly, in the poem Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney, Beowulf is portrayed to be “the perfect hero.” The author illustrates to the reader of Beowulf’s achievements by using vivid imagery, juxtaposition, and strong diction. These techniques help readers understand the importance of Beowulf’s significant and necessary acts at the beginning as well as at the end of the story.
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