Beowulf Outline

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A true hero is courageous, honorable, moral, brave, fearless, honest, good, truthful, fair, strong, cunning, caring, etc. Beowulf is heroic, he shows bravery and excellence through his actions. Fighting against evil monsters that are trying to harm the people of his town. Showing care and keeping his word to honor his people. II. Beowulf fights Grendel. Beowulf shows goodness and bravery volunteering to stand up to the Grendel that has been eating the people of Herot. "I have heard moreover that the monster scorns in his reckless way to use weapons; therefore, to heighten Hygelac's fame and gladden his heart, I hereby renounce sword and the shelter of the broad shield, the heavy war-board: hand-to-hand is how it will be, a life-and-death fight with the fiend." (433-440) It shows that Beowulf is fair because he fights Grendel with out any weapons. He also shows that he's fearless and brave because Grendel is a huge monster that feeds of humans. III. Beowulf has to fight Grendel's mother who is much stronger than Grendel himself. Now Beowulf finds himself fighting Grendel's mother who is much stronger, and proves that he's strong, cunning, and honorable. Quote After fighting Grendel he makes a promise to keep the town away from harm and monsters. While fighting with Grendel's mom his sword breaks but luckily he thought quickly making him get another sword. IV. Years after Beowulf's reign, a dragon started attacking Herot. After a long time of peacefulness a dragon attacks and Beowulf knows if he fights him it'll cost him his life but he still goes through with it for his people of his town. Quote This shows that he cares enough to sacrifice himself for his people. He died a man truthful to his word, honoring his people till his death. V. Beowulf ended up dying but he at least died a hero. He fought for his town till the end even after all

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