By Justus Hamilton
Volunteering to Help
Beowulf always would help whenever help was needed. "Heard how Grendel filled nights with horror... Proclaiming the he'd go to that famous king would sail across the sea to Hrothgar, now when help was needed . None of the wise ones regretted his going"(42). That is heroic because heroes always volunteered no matter what the job is.
The Battle with Grendel
Beowulf fought without weapons in the battle against Grendel. " my hands alone shall fight fight for me, struggle for life against the monster"(44) this was heroic because he did not know if he would have won or not but he was confident that he would kill Grendel.
Beowulf Never Had Fear
Beowulf never feared anything even when he was younger. "I never known fear, as a youth I fought in endless battles. I am old, now, but I will fight again, seek fame still, if the dragon hiding in his tower dares to face me"(58). this is an example of an hero because he is fearless and will fight anything that is a threat to people.