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Within the first piece of written literature known to man during the early Middle Ages comes a character which exemplifies the characteristics of a hero. A hero possesses certain qualities which include the desire to help others, bravery, courtesy, courage, superhuman feats, and the ability to boast about his accomplishments. According to English tradition, this hero’s name is Beowulf. Within the epic poem “Beowulf” there is clear evidence that Beowulf exemplifies the qualities of …

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…given to his people and that a monument be built to show all other sailors the safe way home. This last request certainly shows Beowulf is a real hero of the Middle Ages. Repeat thesis - summarize by using all the beginning or opening sentences and a simple example . Then end with Beowulf proves that heros must have certain qualities to gain the title of “hero”. Bibliography