Beowulf And Sir Gawain As True Heroes.
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June 19, 2010
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With his bear hands Beowulf ripped the arm off Grendel. In the ensuing battle with Grendel's mother, Beowulf again shows great strength by using the sword of a giant to slash Grendel's mother's throat. It would have taken a man of superior strength and power to have used or even lifted a sword of that degree...
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Once Beowulf sliced off the creature's head, he carried it out of the of the ocean depths for all to see and admire. It took four men to lift the enormous head and carry it back to Herot's mead-hall. These examples of super-human strength by Beowulf are a major component of his heroism.
Another aspect of Beowulf's heroism is his ability to put the welfare and concern for others before his own...
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