“He who had come to them from across the sea, bold and strong
minded, had driven affliction off, purged Herot clean.” Beowulf has
traveled a great distance to help people in need. Even though
Beowulf is a fictional character, he is clearly the heroic symbol needed
by the people of the chaotic Middle Ages with his extraordinary
characteristics of courage, strength, and integrity.
To be a hero a person needs to be admired for courage,
strength, and integrity. A hero is any person admired for courage. A
person with courage can easily take on any task. Courage is not the
absence of fear but rather the know-how to control it. To be a hero
is also one that is strong. To be strong a person needs not only
brawn, but the knowledge to use it. Strength without direction is like
trying to hit a cloud with a bow and arrow. A hero is also anyone that
posses integrity. With integrity a hero knows how to do without a
doubt what is right. A person with integrity is unimpaired, so he is
able to accomplish the task at hand. A person who upholds these
qualities and more is truly a hero.
Beowulf, a hero for heroes overcomes the hideous creature
Grendle, in order to aid the Danes, whom are in the need of aid.
Beowulf sits awake in uncertainty of what comes in the depths of the
everlasting night. This shows that Beowulf has an uncanny amount of
courage. He, as any human in this predicament is obviously full of
fear, but with courage he is able to control this fear. As the infamous
Grendle rushes towards Beowulf with great might, the mighty Beowulf
catches the viscous monsters claw and tears the whole limb from its
now empty socket. This definately shows a great amount of strength.
To have such great power to pull an arm from its socket he must be
strong. Beowulf traverses a great distance in order to help a foreign
people whom are in the need of aid. By helping the Danes, Beowulf
shows that he posses an elevated amount of integrity. Beowulf is
determined to accomplish a task, and he does it like no one else
could without haste. Beowulf, the mightiest of all in this world, ideally
portrays the innate qualities of a hero, and surpasses them with great
Beowulf came, he saw, he conquered and destroyed the vile
Grendle. Herot is once again a joyful place. With courage, strength,
and integrity the glorious Beowulf accomplishes everything and more
to become a hero that will never be forgotten.