Strengtheow's Qualities Of Beowulf As An Epic Hero

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The story of “Beowulf’’ is considered to be one of the oldest Epic Poems to survive and is often cited as one of the most important works of Old English Literature. The poem was written in the Anglo Saxon time period, and told of an epic hero who was strong and courageous, but also kind and humble; Beowulf almost perfectly exemplifies all of the traits that make up an Epic Hero and demonstrates the importance of moral values. Beowulf father, Ecgtheow, was a well known soldier and leader of men, the noble reputation he made for himself in his life helps Beowulf win over the respect and leadership of the men fighting, “My father was a famous soldier, known far and wide as a leader of men. His name was Ecgtheow” (175-176). With this information about Beowulf’s father, it is assumed that beowulf was born of a noble birth and is respected all over. A basic requirement of a Epic Hero.…show more content…
There are many cases in which Beowulf proves he is more than capable of handling himself, and taking car of others. For example, he not only defeats Grendel when not even armies of men could , but he also goes alone and takes on Grendel’s mother for another victory.“Higlac’s follower and the strongest of the Geats-- greater and stronger than anyone anywhere in this world” (109-111). Beowulf is known to be stronger than anyone in the entire world and demonstrates that characteristics many times throughout his life. Beowulf is not just strong and brave, he also will travel far and wide searching for quests to

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