Beowulf shows physical strength in the story by defeating Grendel.

When Beowulf sailed with his men to Herot he had one goal, to rid the hall of Grendal.
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In line 219 of Grendel’s mother, it tells how Beowulf killed her.

Whoever pleases
may walk brave to mead once a new day,
tomorrow’s dawn, the sun clothed in light
shines from the south on the sons of men.”
Then the treasure-giver was greatly pleased, 605
gray-bearded, battle-famed, chief of the Bright-Danes;
the nation’s shepherd counted on Beowulf,
on the warrior’s help, when he heard such resolve.
There was laughter and noise, a pleasing din,
the glad words of men.

Beowulf, who is reflective of an older generation of heroes, strives for community....
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However this term does not do Beowulf justice.

Beowulf establishes himself as a hero by fighting the dragon, exemplifing strength and courage when fighting the dragon, and sacrificing himself so that others can live....

1557-1560) Beowulf possessed great strength that separated him from other men.
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The character of Beowulf is a reflection of the Germanic culture's virtues; heroism is emphasized in the text's multiple references and constant focus on heroes and what it is to be a hero.

Beowulf is a hero that put his life on the line for an entire kingdom.
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In addition to Beowulf’s heroic qualities, he is very strong....

Men cannot say, 50
wise men in hall nor warriors in the field,
not truly, who received that cargo.
Then in the strongholds [Beow] the Scylding
was king of all Denmark, beloved by his people,
famous a long time —his noble father 55
having passed away— had a son in his turn,
Healfdene the great, who, while he lived,
aged, war-fierce, ruled lordly Scyldings.
From Healfdene are numbered four children in all;
from the leader of armies they woke to the world, 60
Heorogar, Hrothgar, and Halga the good;
it is told that [Yrse was Onela’s] queen,
bed-companion of the Battle-Scylfing.
Then Hrothgar was given victory in battle,
such honor in war that the men of his house 65
eagerly served him, while younger kinsmen
grew into strength.

Why is Beowulf considered a hero.

The poem ends with Beowulf’s final deed of defeating a dragon that was plaguing his own land, but with the defeat of the dragon also comes the death of Beowulf.

That is why, I believe, Beowulf lost to the dragon.

It is true a hero must be stalwart and bold, for a medieval hero to be distinguished one must also overcome their fears in order to achieve success....

As Beowulf got older he became more sensible and wiser.

CHAPTER 21: At the water's edge, purpose of revenge, 'to obtain rest from mourning.'CHAPTER 22:Beowulf sinks for hours- begins battle with Grendel's mother,['fame comes to the men who mean to win it.' p.71] cuts off herhead with a giant's sword (magic).

CHAPTER: 6Beowulf announces that he has come to kill Grendel.

Classical odes are often divided by tone, with Pindaric odes being heroic and ecstatic and Horatian odes being cool, detached, and balanced with criticism.