Essay Archive - Beowulf: What Makes a Hero?
Beowulf: What Makes a Hero?
A traditional hero is usually defined as a person of legendary status that is held above others for his great ability, strength, knowledge, and morals. The traditional hero performs a service or somehow helps the population. The “super-hero” is typically assigned these characteristics. Superman, Spiderman, and others all possess the traits of the traditional heroes. Today’s heroes consist of the wealthy, the famous, and the popular. Michael Jordan, Bill Gates, and a number of actors, musicians, and artists make up the list of mod....