| Yes | He fights Grendel and he makes sure the humans are protected and the humans love him. | I do believe that Emerson made Beowulf a heroic character in the story. He doesn’t come out and say it, but if you read the lines and think about it you’ll notice a lot of evidence supporting Beowulf as a hero. He clashes with evil and beats it. Heroes are selfless and they speak the truth.
Another character trait of Beowulf is his physical strength. His strength is unparalleled, as he is able to defeat each of his opponents and performs acts of supreme endurance. In the quote, “My hands alone shall fight for me” (line 267), shows that Beowulf is confident in his strength and knows he is the toughest. Beowulf is mainly thought of as a hero because of his strength and ability to defeat the evil that threatens the kingdom of Herot. In this quote, “He drew it from its scabbard, broke the chain from its hilt and lifted it high over his head” (lines 532-538), shows the reader that Beowulf is stronger than any normal man.
I have come so far, oh shelter of warriors and your people's loved friend, that this one favor you should not refuse me. That I, alone and with the help of my men, may purge all evil from this Hell. (Beowulf page #). Another trait that a typical youth has is that they don't want to be outwitted. They also don't want people to think poorly of them.
This fiend is a bold and famous fighter, but his claws and. scratching at my shield, his clumsy fists beating at my sword blade, would be helpless. I will meet him with my hands empty- unless his heart fails him, seeing a soldier waiting weaponless, unafraid. Let God in His wisdom extend His had where He wills, reward whom He chooses!” It is no secret that Beowulf kills Grendel with his bare hands. He had the courage to go up against this monster without any weapons and he had the power to defeat him.
After explaining the situation Beowulf says a really great line: “Fate often saves an un-doomed man when his courage is good.” Showing that Beowulf battles his enemies with pride and tells Hrothgar that he will “fulfill the will of your people or else fall in slaughter, fast in foes grasp. I shall achieve a deed of mainly courage or else have lived to see in his mead hall my ending day.” This is a huge example of Beowulf’s bravery because of what is being stated. Beowulf is
During the Anglo-Saxon Period. Both warriors who fight evil and delivering good to all those around them. Beowulf, a man who fights evil and helps the helpless. Sir Gawain, a knight for King Arthur who holds its honor when facing the Green knight, keeping his promise. Both also commit sins (According to Chivalry) by not honoring women.
Alas! The greatest leader of the Geats was finally defeated. I give to you, Beowulf; protector of the weak, envy of men and slayer of monsters. This is not a man, but a hero who lived his life in glory. Strong, noble, daring, loyal, courageous, confident; these are all traits that Beowulf, The Beowulf, possessed and used to command everything about him.
These values along with their religious beliefs are the main reasons for the development and prosperity of the Anglo - Saxon culure and have remained with them until their end. First and foremost, courage is present in those people´s daily lives back then. In fact, their hope and faith were put upon the bravest, strongest and most courageous man in their society. This ideal man was their source of inspiration and admiration, for whom they dedicated much of their time praying for. This epic hero as many called him, had to be as strong as a rock and be able to perform tasks that no ordinary man who do.
Although Othello is wildly respected because of his hard work to become general, Iago uses Othello’s skin color to try and destroy his reputation. Othello is portrayed as a passionate and noble hero. He is represented as an honest man and holds a high rank as general in the Venician Army. Although Othello is portrayed as a great man, he is also treated as an outsider because he is a Moor. For example Brabantio says to Othello “You’re something to fear, not to love.
One of the characteristics Beowulf demonstrations is his capability of deeds of great strength and courage. Thus meaning, the hero has great potential for great deeds with abundant amount of strength. The extent of the heroes actions are well above and beyond what the normal people can do. Beowulf shows these examples in some of his fights. An example of Beowulf representing this characteristics is when he battles Grendel.