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What Makes an Epic Hero In your opinion what characteristics makes an epic hero in a story Is it someone who can defeat many enemies Or is it someone of great nobility In the poem Beowulf Beowulf is the obvious hero in this story What makes him so great is his fear nothing attitude as well as his nobility and leadership He has many loyal men that would die for him because he gives them something to live for a better life style So therefore this is what makes Beowulf one of the greatest heros in literature To find courage in a person these days is hard to come by A lot of people are afraid of various things and to be fearless is quite an honorable characteristic in ones personality although it could get you in to trouble now a days Because of the rise in crime in the Twentieth Century there are many things to fear such as getting mugged robbed raped killed or even just getting lost but none of these compares to fighting gigantic sea-monsters and vicious beasts Although these are fictional obstacles of great feats they are still scary to think about Imagine watching a monster eat your friends and then come after you Forward Grendel came stepping nearer Then he reached for Beowulf Beowulf grasped his arm and sat up The criminal knew he had not met in this middle-earth another with such a gripch 4 At this point Grendel was afraid of who this man was Just the courage not to run away but to fight the beast Beowulf proved himself to be a courageous man Another trait that comes with courage is being noble To be noble one has to take risks on his own behalf to save the suffrage of others because he wants to Beowulf had killed many monsters before but this was for his own safety like the ones he fought
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