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Beowulf A hero is a person noted for their act of courage and nobility of a purpose There is a hero in the story Beowulf In Anglo-Saxon literature Beowulf is described to be a perfect hero who fights for his people and vanquishes evil with his extraordinary abilities to bring peace and justice Beowulf fits the Anglo-Saxon circumstances of what a hero should be A hero fights evil and saves the day a hero must have a purpose and must go on a journey and the hero also must be brave and have extraordinary powers Beowulf a heroic figure and leader of his people heard of a great evil that is terrorizing Hrothgar and the people of Herot With great motives of gaining the peoples respect and restoring peace to the community Beowulf requested to journey to Herot at a time of crisis to fend off its evil With Beowulfs heroic qualities of bravery strength and loyalty he can conquer all obstacles as he fears no evil and fights for a good purpose in life When we crossed the seas my comrades and I I already knew that all my purpose was this to win the good will of your people or die in battle pressed in Grendels fierce grip Let me live in greatness and courage or here in this hall welcome my death Beowulf is considered for his great courage and his fierce strength of overcoming the evil Grendel with his own bare hands for terrorizing the people of Herot Beowulf believes in a fair fight and no true fighter should have the upper hand I have heard that the monsters scorn of men is so great that he needs no weapon and fears no none Nor will I My Lord Higlac might think less of me if I let my sword go where my feet are afraid to if I hid behind some broad linden shield my hands alone shall
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