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In the poem, Beowulf, translated by Charles W. Kennedy, the poem depicts Beowulf as a heroic figure who’s skill and courage enable him to defeat monsters. The poem begins with Scyld Shefing who was the first great king of the Danes. He was known for his ability to conquer enemies. Scyld was the great-grandfather of Hrothgar. Hrothgar was the king of the Danes during the events of Beowulf. Hrothgar was a good king and …

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…dragon. In conclusion, Beowulf is a hero because he uses his skills and courage. Beowulf’s courage lead to his death because he didn’t have to fight the dragon. If is wasn’t for his skills like swimming he wouldn’t have defeated Grendel’s mother. Beowulf skill for observing and strength help him kill Grendel. The poem closes with a memory of his bravery, his gentleness, his goodness of heart, and his generosity.