Beowulf Essay | The Epic of Beowulf

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The Epic of Beowulf

Summary: Beowulf is a true epic poem. It contains all of the qualities of the Anglo-Saxon principles. was written in a timed writing. got a 95!
The Epic of Beowulf

The story of Beowulf is one of the most perfect examples of an epic in English literature. This long narrative poem is about an epic hero and how he is always there to save the day. However, what is defined as an epic hero? Many clues within this story lead the reader to believe that Beowulf truly is the legendary hero that he is portrayed to be.

Beowulf meets all of the four characteristics of an epic hero in that he is glorified, on a quest, ethical, and strong. Being "glorified" means that he has earned honor and glory. Text from the poem prove this to be true when the author talks about Beowulf's many followers and how they praised him and called him their Lord. Beowulf is on a quest throughout the whole story because he is always seeking out evil...

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