Essay by Denny "The Yellow Dart" Fulton.
In the next four paragraphs will prove that Beowulf has the qualities of an epic .
hero. Beowulf, a strong leader, a man with a great deal of deeds under his belt, seeking .
revenge for lives lost. These things show the sings of an epic hero.
Fighting monsters, killing demons, both necessary of an epic hero. This essay will .
show Beowulf's saga as a hero. "Your Beowulf, are you- the same who boastful fool who .
fought a swimming match with Brecca both of you daring and young and proud, exploring .
the deepest Seas, risking your lives for no reason but the danger?" Here Unferth speaks to .
Beowulf to ask if he was the super strong brave warrior who challenged Brecca to a .
swimming match. But Unferth unaware that Beowulf and Brecca swam for five days. (Not .
to mention that Beowulf had a sword and heavy chain mail on!) On the fifth day Beowulf, .
nearly killed by a monster, if not for his sturdy chain mail. Beowulf than slays the monster .
of the ocean deep with a lucky swing from his sword. Wow he accomplished all that with .
out being called an epic hero yet. " Beowulf carries Grendel's head to the king .
Hrothgar." Beowulf kills the man-eating monster that killed a lot of Hrothgar men not .
only that but kills the monster Grendel's mother all single handedly. Showing that Beowulf .
has now another reason for the role of an epic hero.
"Fifty winters pass, Beowulf, now an old man, faces his final task:"(that was not .
my Quote). " Together Beowulf and the young Miglaf kill the dragon, but the old king .
(Beowulf) is fatally wounded." Beowulf's sword and shield failed him by melting (the .
shield) and breaking (his sword). The intimidating dragon makes all but one of Beowulf's .
men flea. The epic battle roars on with it ending with Beowulf and Miglaf killing the .
dragon. The hero killed to his limit and can no long wield his sword but triumphs once .
again like the phoenix rising out of the ashes one last time.