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Beowulf fought who? Beowulf is the oldest story found today with an unknown author. It is about an epic hero by the name of Beowulf. Beowulf is an epic hero because he cares for others, fights monsters, and is willing to sacrifice him self for others. An epic hero is defined as, “a larger than life figure that under goes a journey or quest, faces adversaries (difficulties, and returns home significantly transformed by his journey. The epic hero illustrates traits, performs deeds and exemplifies certain morals that are valued by society. An epic hero can also perform extraordinary tastes that most find difficult.” Beowulf had left his homeland I Geatland to save another country. Than he stayed there after he beat the culprit torturing them. To make sure they were safe. Beowulf being the epic hero fights a monster in the same element Grendel (monster) is, no armor or weapons. Beowulf said “he has no idea of the arts of war, of shield or sword-play, although he does possess a wild strength. No weapons, therefore, for either this night: unarmed he shall face me if face me he dares” Beowulf also fights sea beast under water by himself and wins. Beowulf is so honorable and careful he is willing to sacrifice his self to help and/or win. After he fights and beats Grendel (who is torturing the Danes) his mom comes after for revenge. She starts killing people immanent. So Beowulf goes after her and cuts her head off. After awhile Beowulf becomes king and his people become tortured by a dragon. “Now I am old, but as king of the people I shall pursue this fight for the glory of winning, if the evil one will only abandon his earth-fort and face me...” (2530). Even at his old age Beowulf goes after the dragon and sacrifices himself to kill it. Beowulf the oldest English book has many problems. Beowulf Is an epic hero who cares about other, fights monsters, and is willing to

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