“A soldier should know the difference between words and deeds and should always keep that clear in his head. ” You ever wondered why Beowulf was so great at what he was doing and why he was a good leader ? It is because in this story Beouwulf has super-human strength. He is on a long quest through his journey. He also performs great deeds for his people. The first characteristic of the epic hero Beowulf is that he has incredible super-human strength. “Using a sword and armor and shield to save him from the dragons hot flaming breathe.
” Beowulf fought a dragon with only a sword that the dragon broke and dropped while both of them were in mid-air and a little knife he had. He had fought Grendel with no armor on by his choice and didn’t use any weapons against him. Then he traveled to Grendel’s mom’s layer to slay her. “Swung his sword, his ringed marked blade straight at her head, iron sang Beowulf’s strength. ” The second characteristic of Beowulf that I chose was that he was on a quest. “Beowulf got ready, donned his war-gear, his might, hand-forged fine webbed mail would soon meet with the menace underwater.
” This explains when he was getting ready for his quest to go fight Grendel’s mom alone. Then he has to go back to his kingdom to slay the dragon that was attacking. “Beowulf strolled calmly confidently toward the tower under the rocky cliffs no coward man can or could have walked. ” This explains his journey and scenery back to the kingdom. He goes on his quests because he has to protect his people and kingdom. If he didn’t slay all the creatures they would come to the kingdom at any time and harm innocent civilian lives.
The last characteristic that I chose was that Beowulf performs brave deeds. “I have never known fear as a young, fought in endless battles I am how old but I will fight again. ” This is when Beowulf was suiting up, getting ready to fight the dragon. Beowulf slayed every creature that he came across and isn’t afraid of anything. ”And a prince must be prudent like that, giving freely while his father lives, so that afterwards in age when fighting starts steadfast companions will stand by him and hold the line.
” He said this with his chest up to everyone who thought he was too old to do it. He killed Grendel with no ease, no armor and no weapon. He traveled to Grendel’s mom’s layer to kill her under water. Then he had to kill the dragon after it broke his sword. These are the reasons why I chose these characteristics for the epic hero Beowulf. It is because he has incredible super-human strength. He is on a quest through his long journey. Last thing is that Beowulf performs his brave deeds.