beowolf - Pei-yu Hung Ms. Thorn British Literature 25 Sep...

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Pei-yu Hung Hung 1 Ms. Thorn British Literature 25 Sep 2009 Heroes in Different Eras Since the ancient times, heroes were praised and eulogized by people. A hero is able to face the adversity, will to help people, and display courage. These features establish the characteristics of hero and give people more general moral examples. Hero played an important role in ancient times that people adored them. Until today, people still see hero as a protector and who can sacrifice himself for others. Nevertheless, some aspects change through the time and in the mean while, hero is not just a character, it is the spirit that people have. Both Beowulf and Martin Luther King have similar and different influences on their own societies. During the Anglo-Sexon times, the position of a hero is sublime and also it revealed the moral excellence of the society. For instance, in Beowulf , Beowulf fought with the monster, Grendel, who killed numerous men in Herot. When Beowulf arrived at Herot, he said “My lord Higlac Might think less of me if I let my sword Go where
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