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What ideals of a great hero does Beowulf exemplify & how is he described in the...
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I'll get you started with some traits and an example of each. You should look for more examples of those you best understand.
Beowulf's Heroic Traits:
Physical Strength: fights Grendel with no weapons
Courage: goes to fight Grendel's mother alone
Honor: comes to Hrothgar when his kingdom is in need because Hrothgar protected Beowulf's father
Loyalty to his men: sleeps in the same place as the rest of his men while awaiting Grendel's arrival in Herot instead of the private room offered him
Loyalty to his king: refers frequently to his own king, Higlac, then returns to this king to offer up the gifts bestowed on him by Hrothgar after defeating Grendel's mother
Posted by clairewait on June 2, 2010 at 6:20 AM (Answer #1)
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