Epic Hero In Beowulf

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“He would sleep in the fire, soon. His soul, left his flesh, flew to glory.” This very quote from the epic Beowulf, sets the tone and very intense qualities of older epics. This specific epic, focuses on the hero and Beowulf, who is the only warrior capable of defeating the vicious villainous creature Grendel, and his mother. Beowulf shares the qualities of many other epic heroes such as showing the nature of being almost superhuman, being the deciding factor in the wellbeing of his people, and showing uncontested bravery no matter the obstacle they must face. In more modern times, the United States Delta Force can be considered an epic heroes based on the sheer values and courage held by its members. The United States 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, or Delta Force for short, is considered one of, if not the best, elite Special Forces units in the world. Its highly classified missions, state of the art combat equipment, members from the highest echelon special operations teams in the United States, and agonizing training regime, etcetera, has put this unit on the top. Beowulf was considered the strongest man or warrior in his time, trekking through the unknowns, journey’s that felt like they would never end, battles that seemed to last forever. It is assumed Beowulf can even be considered near superhuman. The same can be said for Delta operators whose training, selection, and missions are near impossible for the average person. The operators must

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