Capable of Great Strength •Beowulf shows the characteristic of an epic hero, Bravery. While Beowulf was talking to Unferth he states, “ Anyway, with my sword I slew nine sea monsters.” (episode 3). Beowulf was brave enough to not only fight in the sea, but to kill nine seamonsters. He risked his life in the sea yet still came out as a hero because of the victory. Due to Beowulf killing nine seamonsters he demonstrates the characteristic of bravery.
CourageBeowulf demonstrates many characteristics of an epic hero, one of these characteristics includes courage. While Beowulf is talking about fighting Grendel he states, “Therefore, I will not kill him with a sword, though I easily might.” (episode 2). Beowulf is going to fight Grendel with no armor and states he will not kill it with a sword. Beowulf knows that Grendel has killed many warriors but Beowulf shows courage and knows he can kill Grendel.