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Duffie Caleb Duffie English Lit. II, C period Ms. Cutturini 5 Feb. 2007d Heroism and Fate Hero is defined as a “remarkably brave person: somebody who commits an act of remarkable bravery or who has shown an admirable quality such as great courage or strength of character.” Every story has to have a hero character and Beowulf , being one of the first stories ever, is no different. My two points of my paper discuss the aspects of heroism and fate in the poem Beowulf . Beowulf says before the battle, “Fate goes ever as fate must” (455). Beowulf without a doubt represents a hero figure. He has the strength of 30 men and he always helps when needed. The story described Beowulf exactly like a hero,” In his day, he was the mightiest man on earth, / highborn and powerful” (197,198). During the time of the story the entire culture was based around heroes. Whoever did the most heroic acts were on top. Every person knew about them and admired them. The more heroic 1
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Duffie acts you did or were a part of the bigger status you got. I think in the time of
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