The epic hero, the central character of an epic, is a complex figure. He possesses qualities superior to those of most men, yet he remains recognizably human. Write a well-developed essay of at least four paragraphs evaluating Beowulf as a classic epic hero and compare him to another hero. The hero can be from the Marvel /DC/film/Mythology world or from literature (preferred). The action of Beowulf is set in the 5th or 6th Century AD in Scandinavia, and it is thought that the poem was created in around the 8th Century AD in England.
Over the years, archaeologists have found many buried treasures from jewellery to helmets, swords and even ships that have helped them build a picture of how people might have lived in the distant past. The invasions of England have influenced not only the language of the English, but also their culture. Tribes of Nordic, Scandinavian and Germanic settlers, a little like those in Beowulf, brought their own beliefs, values and culture with them when they settled in the British Isles.
From around the 6th Century onward, which is roughly the time Beowulf is set, the Anglo Saxon population of England was starting to convert to Christianity as Roman missionaries introduced the religion. 11. ___ Hrothgar’s queen 12. ___ a generous king; he builds Herot as a place where he can share his prosperity 13. ___ Beowulf’s father 14. ___ king of the Geats at the poem’s beginning 15. ___ a drunken braggart who questions Beowulf’s reputation; he later gives Beowulf a sword 16. ___ Hygelac’s thane; he travels to Dane-land to battle Grendel