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You have explored Emerson's concept of heroism in this lesson. How do his ideas align with the
notes you took while reading Beowulf? Do you think Emerson would have called Beowulf a hero? Do
you think Emerson's hero could stay a monster like Grendel? Based on your reading of Emerson's essay. “Heroism”. and Beowulf. select two characteristics
identified by Emerson that you believe a hero must possess. Then. write an B—lD sentence
paragraph discussing how Beowulf reflects those traits through his words and actions. Be sure to
include text evidence from both the essay and the story. In a second paragraph of 3—4 sentences.
compare someone you know personally who displays Emerson's characteristics of a hero. Include specific qualities or actions that embody the heroic characteristics. You may want to revisit previous lessons or use these links to reference the excerpts you've previously read: - Excerpt 1: Grendel
- Excerpt 2: Beowulf
- Excerpt 3: creacaamtaa - Excerpt 4: The Battle Begins
- Excerpt 5: Conclusion of the Battle - Excerpt 6: Emerson's "Heroism" Be sure to use summarizing. paraphrasing. and properly punctuated direct quotations to support your ideas.

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