Use Of Epithets In Beowulf

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Beowulf Exposition Throughout the story Beowulf is characterized as the hero and the villain. The author uses many epithets to describe Beowulf’s personality and to show what kind of warrior he truly is. He displays Beowulf as a “Killer of souls” (177), but also the “Mightiest man on Earth” ( 217), by interpreting him as a hero and villain at the same time. The ultimate purpose for providing these epithets in the beginning of the story was to provide the reader a chance to fully understand who Beowulf really is. Beowulf was characterized as a man of courage and discipline; he has fought beasts on land and sea, and will now meet his ultimate challenge. The language that the narrator uses convinces the reader

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