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Beowulf: The Epic Hero
An epic is a long narrative poem about the adventures of a hero. The hero is a figure of high social status and historical importance. An epic hero is a brave and courageous warrior, is chivalrous, is able to fight enemies with pride and not afraid to die for his country and people, and puts the welfare of others before his own. An epic hero generally has many descriptive names. In the epic, Beowulf, the main character, Beowulf possesses these traits that make him an epic hero.
Beowulf is a brave and courageous warrior. Throughout his lifetime, Beowulf fights in many battles and comes out victorious ex....