Beowulf Essay - King 1 Jackie King Mrs Mitzel English IV 21 August 2018 Heroic Qualities in Outstanding Quantity A hero especially in an eEpic poem

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King 1 Jackie King Mrs. Mitzel English IV 21 August 2018 Heroic Qualities in Outstanding Quantity A hero, especially in an e E pic poem such as The Iliad , The Odyssey , or Beowulf, usually has qualities such as ; bravery, strength, selflessness, and what makes a good leader. The question,“Is Beowulf a hero?” should be no question. Beowulf is most certainly , a hero. Extreme bravery in the face of danger is one of Beowulf’s first heroic characteristic s . Beowulf’s first heroic quality would be his extreme bravery in the face of danger. The quote , “‘My hands alone shall fight for me…’” shows how Beowulf fights Grendel empty-handed, which shows a high level of bravery (172-3). Beowulf continues to show his bravery in the second chapter by diving into the lake without hesitation. Another quote, “He leaped into the lake, would not wait for anyone’s / Answer;...” also proves that Beowulf’s braveness when he [Beowulf] dove into the fiery lake to kill Grendel’s mother (570-1). Beowulf’s brave ry ness cannot be doubted.
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