scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 344
Beowulf is an epic a long narrative poem that relates the adventures of the epic hero Beowulf is the epic hero in this poem An epic hero is a larger-than-life character that embodies the values and the traditions of his culture Beowulf has all the qualities and traits that an epic hero possesses Beowulf exhibits the traits of a larger-than-life character He kills Grendel without the use of weapons He uses his superhuman strength to break Grendels bones and win the battle Beowulf also kills Grendels mother who is more dangerous than Grendel He shows his superior strength when he lifts the sword and strikes Grendels mother in the neck In the text the sword is described as the best of all weapons but so massive that no ordinary man could lift Beowulf shows tremendous courage when he puts his life at risk to kill the dragon These battles indicate that Beowulf is superior to all warriors and is truly larger-than-life Beowulf possesses all the traits of an epic hero He is courageous strong skillful with weapons and loyal He is courageous because he goes into the battles fearless His strength as well as his skill with weapons is evident in the battles The most important quality that makes Beowulf an epic hero is loyalty Beowulf embodies the traditions of his culture His loyalty is evident in his relationship with the Thanes Beowulf gives his life for his people He eventually dies after battling the dragon for treasure Beowulf also boasts which is tradition of the Anglo-Saxon Warriors Beowulf boasts when he talks about beating Brecca in a swimming match In the text Beowulf says No man swims in the sea as I can no strength is a match for mine The warriors revered the boasting Beowulf encompasses the traits of a true epic hero He demonstrates his heroic qualities in the battles with Grendel Grendels mother and the dragon Beowulf is a larger-than-life character
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA