The Epic Of Beowulf By William Shakespeare

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To be a hero it was meant that you were a great warrior, but still have the values of being kind and modest. Before Beowulf arrived to Herot he was known for his heroism, which was shown again and again during the fight with Grendel, the fight with Grendel’s mother, and his final battle with the dragon. While his heroism was shown at each of these events, there were changes in his heroic nature over time. Regardless of these changes, he was still seen as the mighty hero throughout the epic poem of Beowulf. As Beowulf was making his voyage to Herot from Geatland to help fight Grendel, the Dane’s already knew of his heroic nature and how amazing he truly was. He was brave and courageous, doing many things that others wouldn’t dare do in their right minds. He was incredibly strong unlike any other man, and was the son of Ecgtheow, the King of Geats. “There was no one else like him alive. / In his day, he was the mightiest man on Earth, / highborn and powerful.” (Beowulf ll, 196-198). He was a legend of his time and for many after that. As a leader of the warriors, he was well respected for his bravery. “The man whose name was known for courage, / the Geat leader, resolute in his helmet, / answered in return:” (Beowulf ll, 340-342). His heroic nature before arriving was seen as a strong, brave and powerful; a warrior ready for any battle he was thrown into. This type of heroic nature continued through his battle with Grendel in the mead hall. “Mighty and canny, / Hygelac’s…
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