Is Beowulf a typical epic hero?

i need to write an essay about the epic poem Beowulf. the prompt is: " Use your knowledge of the characteristics o an epic hero to evaluate Beowulf. is Beowulf a typical epic hero? ( hint: at the end of the poem, an age Beowulf battles a dragon. he faces this challenge on his own and slays the dragon, but dies from the wounds incurred in the battle. )

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  1. femininity says:

    Hello…Beowulf As a Epic HeroBeowulf PaperA true hero does not fear death or, but instead risks all that he is for what he believes to be right, moral, and just. Beowulf is an epic and tells the story of a legendary hero, conquering all obstacles as if he was immortal. Up until the end of Beowulf’s life he was constantly looking to be the hero. However, his humanity is exposed by his death. Heroes all share the characteristic of their willingness to die in their effort to accomplish their heroic act, thus making the act in itself heroic. Throughout the epic, Beowulf in many ways exhibited all the qualities and characteristics needed to be a true hero. Beowulf was passed on from person to person. Beowulf possesses the superhuman abilities, and the amazing power to hold his breath under water for an unlimited period of time. It is easy to feel that these characteristics separate from the realistic nature of the story, and gives the impression that Beowulf is more like a myth than a man. In the epic Beowulf, … [external link] … [external link] …