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Mosby 1 Riley Mosby Dr. Atkins ENGW 105 18 11 February 2017 Beowulf Essay The hero is a crucial character in all exciting epics. Such is the case for Beowulf. This poem, set in Northern Europe in the fifth century and translated by Seamus Heaney, recounts the story of the mighty Beowulf in his quest greatness and glory. Throughout the tale,
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  Mosby 1Riley MosbyDr. AtkinsENGW 105 1811 February 2017Beoul! Essay  #e #ero is a $ru$ial $#ara$ter in all e%$itin& e'i$s. (u$# is t#e $ase !or  Beowulf   . #is  'oe)* set in Nort#ern Euro'e in t#e !i!t# $entury an+ translate+ by (ea)us ,eaney* re$ounts t#e story o! t#e )i&#ty Beoul! in #is -uest &reatness an+ &lory. #rou&#out t#e tale* Beoul! is  'roen to be an i+eal e%a)'le o! an ar$#ety'al An&lo/(a%on #ero. Beoul!s #erois) $an be seen t#rou&# #is $oura&e* a)bition* an+ nobility. Beoul! is $oura&eous een #en !a$e+ it# i))ense +an&er or i))inent +eat#. W#en #e is taske+ to slay Gren+els )ot#er in t#e )ere* #e is resolute in #is a$tions an+ +ons3 #is ar &ear* in+i!!erent to +eat#4 166. Beoul! re$o&ni9es t#e 'erils o! !a$in& t#e beast in its un+erater #o)e* yet #e entures t#ere +es'ite la$kin& rein!or$e)ents. Beoul! #as alrea+y a$#iee+ t#e i)'ossible  byin +e!eatin& Gren+el an+ #is )ot#er* an+ in +oin& so* #e 'roes )ore t#an #is stren&t#. Beoul! e%#ibits #is +e+i$ation to t#e $ause* een i! it results in #is +eat#. ,is $oura&eous $#ara$teri9ation as $oura&eous is !urt#er su''orte+ +urin& #is !inal battle. W#en a +ra&on be&ins to tor)ent t#e Geats* Beoul! asse)bles a s)all !or$e to +e!eat t#e +ra&on. (ensin& #is $o)in& +eat#* #e re$ounts stories !ro) #is earlier +ays. : )ar$#e+ a#ea+ o! ,y&ela$3*; alays t#ere at t#e !ront o! t#e line<; an+ : s#all !i&#t like t#at !or as lon& as : lie4 26=7/26==. Beoul! re!uses to )ar$# in t#e ba$k lest #e be $onsi+ere+ a $oar+. ,e is not a!rai+ to be in t#e !ront an+ #e ill!ully olunteers !or +an&erous situations.  Mosby 2 Beoul! is )otiate+ to su$$ee+ in battle by #is -uest !or !a)e* an i)'ortant 'illar in An&lo/(a%on $ulture. As Beoul! &ros ol+er* #e seeks out o''ortunities to brin& !a)e to #i)sel! an+ #is kin&. Be!ore Beoul!s $las# it# Gren+els )ot#er* #e steels #i)sel! !or t#e $#allen&e by t#inkin& about #is na)e an+ !a)e4 150. #e 'otential &lory is enou&# to #el' #i) oer'oer #is o''onent. Beoul! oul+ not #ae been able to in it#out t#e )ental in$entie o! !a)e. Fa)e also )otiates Beoul! in #is last battle. Wi&la! en$oura&es* +o eeryt#in&; you sai+ you oul+ #en you>oe+ you oul+ neer let your na)e an+ !a)e; be +i))e+ #ile you lie+>stay resolute4 2??/2??7. Wi&la!s or+s ere enou&# to s'ur Beoul! to a$tion. Be$ause losin& t#is battle oul+ )ean +yin& in +is&ra$e* Beoul! is +eter)ine+ to in to se$ure all 'ossible !a)e. Beoul! alays )akes t#e #onorable $#oi$e* #i$# )akes #i) noble. :t is i)'ortant !or an ar$#ety'al #ero to be ell/roun+e+. Not only is Beoul! stron& in bo+y an+ )in+* #e is )orally su'erior. #ou&# #e is o!ten &ien t#e o''ortunity not to* #e alays be#aes3 it# #onour; an+ takes3 no a+anta&e4 oer #is $o)ra+es 2178/217=. Een #en @in& ,y&ela$ +ies an+ Beoul! is &ien t#e o''ortunity to as$en+ to t#e t#rone* #e re!uses be$ause o! #is res'e$t o! so$ial $usto)s. Not only +oes Beoul! allo ,ea+re+ #is ri&#t!ul rule* #e also 'roi+es3 su''ort !or t#e 'rin$e4 277. nly a )an as #eroi$ an+ #onorable as Beoul! $oul+ +o t#at. :n t#e en+* Beoul!s aoi+able +eat# leaes t#e Geatis# 'eo'le ulnerable. Wit#out #is stron& #an+ o! &ui+an$e* t#e 'eo'le ill be lost. Wit#out Beoul!s irre!utable stren&t#* surroun+in& nations ill $o)e to e%a$t t#eir reen&e. No ot#er kin& ill +esire to )ake t#e G&eats &reat.
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