Module 1-1.03 revised - a warlike attitude towards...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
A hero is a relative statement, to say someone is a hero they must have the same qualities that we view as being heroic. To some Beowulf was one of the greatest hero in literature, but would he be considered a hero in Emerson’s standards? According to what Emerson says about heroes, Beowulf does fall in that category in many ways. Emerson says a man who is a hero has
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: a warlike attitude towards “external evil,” for Beowulf that was Grendel. Emerson also described a hero as a person who bravely takes challenges to defeat evil. That is exactly what Beowulf did by fighting Grendel; although he may not meet every standard by Emerson, the majority does explain Beowulf. Making him a true hero....
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern