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Beowulf and Superman A hero is defined in classical mythology as a man especially the son of a god and a mortal who is famous for possessing some extraordinary gift Beowulf the title character of an epic poem and Superman a more modern day hero are both prime examples Beowulf and Superman exhibit several differences but they also share some similar qualities Beowulf possessed great strength that separated him from other men Being able to use a sword that no ordinary man was able to carry gives the feeling that Beowulf is something more than a human being It makes him special and causes him to stand out from all other men Fame is something that makes a hero more noted Beowulfs popularity had spread all over the world He never let this go to his head and he never thought that he was better than everyone else because of it By engaging in this foolish contest Beowulf nearly got himself killed trying to prove he was better than Brecca Jealousy is never a good trait especially for a hero Revenge is never a trait of a true hero A hero has no scores to settle A true hero should fight only to protect others and not out of his own rage Also with Beowulf being a human being he was not invincible Beowulf didnt realize this until he fought the dragon He knew nothing of the dragon its strengths weaknesses or powers Beowulf found out what the dragon was capable of and what its powers were He knew that it could breathe fire so he got a shield that would protect him He planned his attack and thought it trough carefully He was doubtful about himself and knew that this battle would be his last Superman also known as Clark Kent is one of the most popular modern day heronot as cool as Batman mind you but relates better to Beowulf
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