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1.03 Concept Synthesis: Exploring the Hero Tiffany Hutchinson In the poem of Beowulf, there are many parts from the text that give us an idea of Beowulf’s characteristic qualities that reflect his true colors. Beowulf is a brave and heroic man, he had the full desire to save and protect everyone in his presence. With my belief, Emerson would even agree that the traits that he exhibited makes up the courageous man he really is. In the poem Beowulf took a huge responsibility by his own will to become the protector of his town, he didn’t have to do this, but he did. He stays loyal to the King and the people in his town, no matter the situation. “Undaunted, sitting astride his horse, the coast-guard answered, “Anyone with gumption and a sharp mind will take the measure of two things: what’s said and what’s done. I believe what you have told me: that you are a troop loyal to our king.” (286-291) Beowulf reflects such strong loyalty that outshines much. Beowulf slayed the evil lonesome, as the end reward, he got lots of treasure and a brave reputation. When receiving the treasure, he was never