Hero Analysis Of Beowulf

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Heroes! People have always loved them. From ancient times people have told stories about heroes, sung songs about them, now they watch films and play video games with heroes taking parts in, and that is so exciting for everyone. Boys pretend to be a man who saves the world and girls wait for a man who saves them from a dragon and they will love each other forever. But what attracts people so much and takes their breath away? I would like start my hero analysis with the most ancient and famous hero Beowulf. He is the main character of the ancient folk poem which is named after him. This poem is a great pride of all Englishmen as it is the first important work in English literature. This poem tells about a warrior named Beowulf who helps Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, to fight against the monster, Grendel, who attacks Heorot every night, killing and eating its inhabitants. Brave and powerful Beowulf defeats Grendel with bare hands. But here his deeds are not over. The next Beowulf’s fight is with Grendel’s mother, who wants revenge for the death of her son. She lives under the water. And this time Beowulf again shows his magnificent abilities and defeats her in her underwater lair with a sword forged for a giant. Having ascertained that the Danes are safe, Beowulf returns to Geats, his home, and becomes a king. He has ruled for fifty years and he is no longer young, but he has one more deed to do. A furious dragon attacks his own people because of a stolen gold cup from his
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