Beowulf Epic Hero

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Many people recognize Beowulf as the hero of Anglo-Saxon time due to amazing strength and courage. Thou he had hero like qualities, Beowulf could also be considered a selfish hero because his speech, thoughts, and actions showed that he would do anything to succeed. Throughout a few defeated battles Beowulf justified his loses to make him look more successful. Beowulf relied on his own destinies so much that is let him to Denmark to fulfill his "Destiny" and kill a known unbeatable monster named "Grendel". Thou he doesnt know the true outcome of his beliefs he wasnt conscious of his own or other peoples lives but instead focused on his natural wanted defeat. "Human eyes were watching his evil steps, waiting to see his swift hard claws, Grendel snatched the first Geat he came to, ripped him apart, cut his body to bits with his powerful jaws." [ Lines 414 - 424 ] The "human eyes" referring to the eyes of Beowulf who was explained tobe watching Grendel "dismantle" one of his own warriors. In which an epic hero is someone who is on a quest, risks his or her life for the glort of fame and embodies the ideals and or values of his or her cultuer in which all the listed essential of an epic hero clearly resembles Beowulf. In contrasr to Beowulf, Grendel is envious, resentful, and angry toward all human kind for the fact that he feels as thou God blesses all b ut the ogre he is, and thinks he could never be blessed. Although Grendel's feautures are like a common man having two arms, two legs, one head, etc. he is very much larger than an average male and can defeat many at a time. His magic charm is his source of protection from weapons. After a defeated battle Grendel is known for devouring the deceased body off the spot or carries others back to where he resides and shares feast with his mother. For twelve years Grendel ruled, " The shining wine-hall ", and expected to rule

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