Epic hero

The English Epic Hero

In folktales, legends, mythology, and even the Bible, people are told stories of men with unimaginable strength. They perform heroic feats and give service to the people they love. In the Old English epic of Beowulf, by an unknown author, people are enlightened of another such hero. Beowulf, the main character of the epic, is […]

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Beowulf- an Epic Hero

The hero of an epic poem normally embodies the ideals of conduct that are most valued by the culture which the epic was composed. In the epic poem “Beowulf” Beowulf was the epic hero. He was an epic hero because of his virtues. Three of his virtues are true to his word, he made his […]

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Odysseus Is Not an Epic Hero

What is the definition of an epic hero? What makes somebody worthy of people following them? Not everybody has a hero-like character. A hero is a leader who is not only physical strength, but mental strength as well. Heroes tend to transcend their problems. Odysseus, a famous Greek epic hero, does not display all the […]

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