The Epic Of Beowulf As An Epic Hero

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“The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other men’s lives,” said Perculus (PR). You’re born, you live a little, and then you die. There is no simpler way to sum up life. Often times this is done through oral tales, paintings, and various other ways. For those whose lives were truly something great, something memorable, their stories are transcripted into writings. Whether these are simple biographies or symbolic fictional works, stories are often based on someone greater than the writer. These “epic heros” are protagonists that fulfill their potential of greatness through using their bravery, strength and…show more content…
I think they should be done because you ought to do them.” In this story Arthur believed that people should not help others because they are capable of doing so, but rather because it’s the right thing to do. In the interpretation of the classic King Arthur story, Arthur focused primarily on the lack of humility in the world and how he (along with Merlyn) can fix it. In a more classic take on the King Arthur story, Le Morte d’Arthur offers a better insight on the physical traits that makes one an epic hero. Upon the failure of a treaty between the Arthur and Mordred, an epic battle took place that would decide the fate of the Christian both men stood upon. During this battle Arthur bravely led his men into battle, single handedly defeating dozens of Mordred’s knights. To conclude the battle Arthur fought Mordred one on one, defeating him with a deadly blow to the chest beneath Mordred’s shield. Though Arthur was gravely wounded, he regretted nothing as he knew what he had done would better future generations of people. Evil had been vanquished and Arthur was truly an epic hero. “A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway,” said Christopher Reeve (CR). A countless number of people wish to be remembered upon their death, however, very few are remembered much past their death. Those who are though often did an enormous amount of significant things in

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