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An epic hero is someone who has superhuman qualities who embodies the values of his society and who is larger than life This is also a good description of Beowulf During his epic journey he displays many superhuman qualities There is also examples of how he embodies the values of his society He also I larger than life Beowulf shows his superhuman strength when he battles Grendel As Grendel and Beowulf battle Grendel slashes at Beowulfs chest but it is protected by his mail shirt Beowulf grabs Grendels arms pulls them behind his back and rips them off Beowulf goes to the swamp and swims to the bottom of the lake It takes him all day to get the bottom He arrives at the cave where Grendels mother dwells and they battle During the battle Beowulfs sword fails him then he grabs a giants sword that no human can lift and kill Grendels mother He then cuts off Grendels head and Grendels blood melts the blade leaving only its hilt He swims to the surface carrying the hilt and Grendels head witch takes four men to carry We see an example of his peoples values when he aids Hrothgar in fighting Grendel Beowulf hears of Grendels nasty deeds through tales he heard from sailors He then gathers fourteen of his best men to fight Grendel When he seeks advice from his elder they didnt disagree with his decision He also fought with his bare hands because his father once told him Never put your sword were your feet would be afraid to go Beowulf is considered larger that life when he ask that he doesnt receive any help from Hrothgar or his men He basically told Hrothgar that he doesnt need any help because he is so strong He also request that if he dies they shouldnt worry about sowing his death shroud That is because if he is killed by
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