Beowulf - 1 Leilani Alvarez Mythology Humanities Beowulf A...

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1 Leilani Alvarez Mythology Humanities April 14 2019 Beowulf A Hero story. Beowulf is an epic hero who has done many heroic deeds for others. For example, Beowulf defeated Grendel and, Grendel's mother, as well as a dragon, all of which are heroic deeds that no one else seemed able or willing to take on. The opponents that Beowulf fought against were all beyond human strength and capabilities and required superhuman abilities or in this case an epic hero to defeat. Overall Beowulf was a well known brave warrior of the gates who battled Grendel and his mother and was victories but to me, the story seemed far fetched in the sense a strong brave man defeated these monsters unarmed without any help, but that is what makes this story an epic tale. The Beowulf story has its roots in paganism. The characters in the story follow pagan Saxon past but by the actual time the story was written down, most of all the Anglo-Saxons had converted to Christianity and as a result of that the Beowulf poet characters often do unChristian behavior because the poet was trying to resolve his Christian beliefs.
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