The Heroism of Beowulf

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“The Heroism of Beowulf” In this poem, Beowulf is a hero. A hero is someone who takes a chance by performing acts of kindness. Beowulf was no just a hero because of his physical strength, but because he gave his glory to God. Beowulf is the top hero who put his life on the line for a whole kingdom. Beowulf’s heroism is shown when he takes fourteen brave men in his land to help Hrothgar. Hrothgar was close friends with Beowulf’s father and he was a pest to his kingdom. Beowulf didn’t want to help Hrothgar, but he uses the good strength God gives him. When Beowulf heard the problems in the kingdom, he went there quickly. Beowulf continues to thank God for giving him a safe trip there. Beowulf goes to Hrothgar and helps him. Beowulf is already known as a hero in the kingdom because he got rid of there enemy. The warriors were worried to hear what he did and what he was going to do to Grendel. Beowulf went through his plan in his head like any good athlete would before a big game. As the Banquet continued to go on, Hrothgar thanked Beowulf and promised him credit if he did succeed. As a great hero, Beowulf will not use weapons in the fight against Grendel because Grendel does not use weapons. Another act of kindness don’t by Beowulf was when he goes after Grendel’s mother. Hrothgar is upset and the begged Beowulf to him again. Hrothgar is upset by the death of his adviser, Aeschere. Hrothgar shows his sadness I the speech to Beowulf. Beowulf can be called one of the top hero’s because his put his life on the line for a kingdom. Beowulf thought his people would gain from all of the pride he stored up, but they got taught that the material things someone earns in life cannot stop what God has in his will for us. Everything in life has to come to an end, even for a

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