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Beowulf: The Geat Hero What is the classification of being named a hero? A hero is those who put their needs aside for others. The Geat hero, Beowulf, was not ordinary and spent his time fighting monsters while making the environment safer for others like the Danes. In Addition, Beowulf led his people through his example or fearlessness and true strength. Beowulf had the qualities of a civilized man, as well as the strength of a great warrior. As we are all going to die, we must do some things to be remembered for. Beowulf could’ve easily used his superhuman strength as a form to take over other nations like some kings tried to accomplish. Beowulf was not like normal men. He was very well respected by his people. In addition, Beowulf was kind and substantial towards people and helped others like the Danes.
Beowulf spent his whole life battling gruesome monsters for the welfare and safekeeping of the people. He was always looking for a challenge to test his abilities. Beowulf's first heroic achievement is his unselfish defense of Heorot from the rampages of Grendel. Beowulf is willing to protect its people and possibly die in the attempt although Heorot was not his own hall. In his battle with Grendel, Beowulf chose not to use weapons and only relied on his incredible amount of strength. Beowulf did not need weapons nor did he fear Grendel. He utilized his brains and outsmarted Grendel by planning a surprise attack. Beowulf also used his courage and strength to defeat Grendel as well as Grendel’s mother and gave the Danes a sense of security.
Beowulf looked after his people and was always loyal to them. Even after fifty years had passed, Beowulf was there for the Geats when they really needed him. Without hesitation, old man Beowulf went forward to battle the dragon. He acted unselfishly and thought it was his duty as king to take on…...

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