Essay Archive - Beowulf
In epics, the main character is usually a hero. This is a person who
expresses courage and superhuman strength. These people are recognized as the
epitome of all people in this time. In Anglo-Saxon literature the role of a hero
is to protect good.
There were many great pieces of literature during Anglo-Saxon times.
Perhaps one of the best was Beowolf. In this story the main character is Beowolf,
a man who protects the Herot from a terrible monster, and later on in his life
protects his own castle. Beowolf is a hero who represents good in this story.
During Beowolfs time people spoke very h....