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In the epic story of Beowulf the hero is Beowulf He shows physical strength in the story by defeating Grendel In line 219 of Grendels mother it tells how Beowulf killed her cut it through broke bones and all His strength is also told in line 213 of how he lifted the sword that was so massive that no ordinary man could lift Beowulfs determination or his will to win was throughout the story even up until his death A quote that describes this is he cut the beast in half slit it apart It fellline 185 He shows courage along with his cousin Wiglaf when they defeat the fire dragon In line 189 it says their courage had killed it two noble cousins had joined in the dragons death Beowulf also shows courage in all of his battles His intelligence is far above any others He used the sword made by the giants to kill Grendels mother In lines 210-222 it describes how he was quick and saw the sword hammered by giants strong and blessed with their magicand struck with all the strength he had left caught her in the neck and cut it through Beowulf was altruistic because he always put the needs of others before his own His whole reason for coming to Herot was to help the people against Grendel He even stayed to defeat Grendels mother and the fire dragon My life was almost lost fighting for it struggling under water Id have been dead at once and the fight finished if our Father in Heaven had not helped me Line 310 In the story Beowulf is also a Tragic Hero He possesses goodness by telling the king of the Danes in lines 1-8 that he is honored to be there helping them Beowulf shows superiority in the story I sold my life for this treasure and I sold it well Line 76 I believe that his
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