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The epic hero Beowulf the Great shows a lot of qualities of a born king In this epic poem Beowulf overcomes the fact that his father was exiled and becomes a great man He gains the loyalty and devotion of his men and defends good from evil He was portrayed as being almost invincible having the strength of three men and successful in battle To be a good king a person must possess leadership inspire confidence and demonstrate compassion In this poem Beowulf showed all the qualities that made him not only a good hero but also a great king First of all Beowulf shows the makings of a good king because he displays leadership As shown in the story Beowulf led a band of fourteen Geats to the land of Scyldings when he heard of Hrothgars problem The fact that he was able to gather fourteen loyal men to follow him across open seas to face a monster of great powers demonstrates that his men believed in him and his determination for good Other examples of leadership skills were shown at the first battle at the Great Halls of Heorot and later at the battle of Grendels Dam In facing these challenges illustrated leadership and bravery in battle Another important characteristic of a good king is to carry himself honorably and earn the respect of others An example of this would be when Beowulf first arrived at Hrothors castle Beowulf and his band of men presented themselves in shining armor shields and weapons much to the delight of the king Beowulf knew how to dress and carry himself with prestige and honor When he came to talk to the king he boasted about his lineage and put the honor of his people and his father Ecgtheow on the line Whomever death would take must trust in Gods judgment Beowulf 32 These lines showed that he was humble but
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