Beowulf was a decent heroic figure because he defended a neighboring country against the monsterous Grendel.
However, he was a little too boastful which I don't believe is very honorable to do as a "hero." Despite his arrogant ways, Beowulf did protect a country against evil and led his men to also slay the dragon which makes him a heroic figure to me.
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Highlight('comment_body_usertext')" class="small Text" href="#comment_form" My definition of a hero is one who laughs in the presents of evil.
He does the right things, such as helping king Hrothgar with Grendel and slaying the dragon for the thief but his reasons for doing these things are for his own glory.
Beowulfs self-serving arrogance is his downfall in the end.
One who is brave, confident, and always is there for his people in there time of need.
Beowulf, in my opinion, displayed a few of the characteristics of a hero.
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Highlight('comment_body_usertext')" class="small Text" href="#comment_form" My idea of a hero is a strong, honorable, intelligent being who does the right thing in any situation. To me he comes off as a renegade who is self serving in most aspects.