The Qualities Of An Anglo Saxon Hero

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Bravery. Honor. Intelligence. Loyalty. Sense of Duty. Selflessness. Sense of Justice. Strength. Boasting. These are the common characteristics of an Anglo-Saxon hero. Anglo-Saxon heroes display some or all of these attributes, which help distinguish them as a hero. Much like Batman and Superman or other heros of modern day, Anglo-Saxon heroes protect the public against evil foes, or perhaps Villains. They act courageously and selflessly, without seeking personal gain. Also, they possess an overwhelming sense of duty to protect those in need. Furthermore, Superheros are loyal to those they serve, whether it be their lord, or the Lord. With all these characteristics in mind, the character of Beowulf can clearly be seen as an Anglo-Saxon hero. Specifically, his overwhelming bravery, loyalty, and sense of duty establish him as an Anglo-Saxon hero. First of all, Beowulf is the pure embodiment of bravery. A man who “drove five great giants into chains, chased all of that race from the earth”, and also “swam in the blackness of night, hunting monsters out of the ocean and killing them one by one”, is clearly the bravest man alive, bar none. Furthermore, even before he slayed Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the Dragon, Beowulf already had a reputation as one of the bravest men in the word. Then, while battling the three beasts we witness in Beowulf, he further shows his bravery by killing Grendel with nothing but “the strength in his fingers.”
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