Beowulf - heroism or fame

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Danielle Zubek British Classics M,W,F Mr. Roessner September 11, 2006 Heroism or Fame What is line do you have to cross to be considered a hero or to be in it for the fame? Throughout the epic of Beowulf , there are many classic traits of a hero, but sometimes I feel like he can go too far, and the same follows for people today. Beowulf is described as a classic hero. He comes from a long strong line of ancestry, is well-known, has courage, and has the strength of thirty men. To prove that he is, in fact, this extraordinary hero that people talk about, he has many exploits. For example, he has the tale of swimming for 5 days straight while killing nine sea monsters in the process. Also, as the story continues, he proves himself over and over. This classic hero that is portrayed in Beowulf also seems to be very boastful at times. For example, when Unferth confronts him about his tales and how he was beaten in his swimming episode.
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Roessner during the Spring '08 term at Mercyhurst University.

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