Beowulf Essay | What Is an Epic Hero?

Gareth Hinds
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What Is an Epic Hero?

Summary: Defines the qualities of an epic hero. Examines Beowulf's credentials as an epic hero. Describes the historical importance of epic heroes.
To me, the definition of an epic hero is someone is created by a particular culture, usually as the badge of this culture. People look on the epic hero as their idol, but he does not actually exist in the world. In people's mind the epic hero is very powerful and with high intelligence. When a brute force appears, the epic hero will come up soon. He defeats the evil spirit, and peace is restored to the culture. Beowulf is an epic hero of English, a brawny and mighty man in Anglo - Saxon times.

According to this epic, a long time ago, in a peaceful land where the people lived delightedly, there was a dreaded monster, Grendel. The monster was so strong that no one in the land could defeat him, so the people escaped from the land in order to survive. For a...

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