"The fact is, Unferth, if you were truly as keen and courageous as you claim to be Grendel would never have got away with such unchecked atrocity, attacks on your king, havoc in Heorot and horrors everywhere." (Raffel. 590-594) On the other hand, some people say, winning counts more. This point of view makes sense because they are the one with the victory. However, taking a stand counts more because you put in effort and you stood up for what you believed in and doing what you believe is truly right.
Not with a sword and a shield, but with his bare hands. “ My lord Higlac might think less of me if I let my sword go where my feet were afraid to, if I hid behind some broad linen shield: my hands alone shall fight for me,” (166-174). This is tough feat to complete, but he chooses to do it because he cares about the safety of his people. He knows that, if he dies in the process it will be worth it because Herot will be safe.
Similar to honor, courage was also very important. Beowulf being a very courageous man, is motivated by the desire to prove his valor, through accomplishing brave feats. By accomplishing these feats of bravery, Beowulf would boast about them in detail at Hrothgar’s hall. Even Beowulf’s mission to kill Grendel was motivated by a desire to prove himself and improve his reputation. When boasting about his about his feats, Beowulf would often give credit to god for his bravery and
An individual who can lead a group of individuals in a positive and safe way can be a good hero. A good leader would fight battles with their crew members and risk his or her own life to benefit and/or save the rest. The best example is when Beowulf is about the fight Grendel, he instructs his crew members to stay back and let himself fight this battle. I believe Beowulf is a good leader as well as a good hero.
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The tale of Beowulf is one of the most established cases of what society sees as a hero. In spite of the fact that the story was composed in Anglo-Saxon circumstances, the accreditations one would require so to be considered by society a legend continue as before. The Anglo-Saxons believed that a hero was brave and bold, however modest and kind also. They likewise trusted that a legend was astute and noble, in which he would battle until death with a specific end goal to guard his people. Beowulf is portrayed as minding, humane, honorable, and understanding, which makes him appear as though he had each attribute of a genuine
They knew they would get hurt but they still fought for what they believe. Another example of bravery is George Washington leading this country into battle against England. To be a true hero you must be brave and not be scared. People who are afraid to take chances never have a chance to be a hero. The second Quality of heroism is determination.
It was a hero meant to give a morale boost to warriors, a hero meant to bring all the glory home to his family and his home country. This hero was meant to boast his accomplishments and do it in an honorable way. It was a hero meant to be hospitable and loyal to the very end. What better book and character to demonstrate this than Beowulf.Beowulf before the events leading up to his spotlight in his story had the dream job of any warrior In those times: Slaying monsters, winning races (except one), and gaining wealth and riches. Beowulf was living it up, he could boast like none other with long, powerful, but eloquent boasts.
Emerson has stated the basics for heroism, and Beowulf follows them effortlessly. One of the characteristics Emerson states is having self-trust and confidence. Beowulf shows his confidence when he says, “The foe I must grapple, fight for my life then,/Foeman with Foeman.” Grendel does not use weapons and kills with his bare hands, and Beowulf is stating that he’s confident enough to fight the same way. Another quality trait Emerson talks about would be bravery; Beowulf shows bravery when he tells Hrothgar that he has defeated many beasts before, and will do so again with Grendel. Beowulf is brave when fighting against evils, and shows no fear towards fighting.
What brings a man success is his courage and tenacity against overwhelming odds. Whether Santiago wins or loses his battle with the marlin is inconsequential to him waging a good fight. Santiago and the marlin exhibit qualities of pride, honor, and bravery, and both follow under the same barbaric rule: they must kill or be killed. Throughout the novel, it suggests that it is possible to transcend this law. It is through the effort to battle the inevitable that one can truly show what they are made of.