A hero is one who places himself or herself at risk for another by
performing great deeds of courage. Often in our society today, athletes are
looked up to as heros. Brett Favre is an excellent example of a modern day hero.
He is looked up to by many for his strength, leadership, and success. While on
the football field, he is willing to risk his "life" by running the ball in when
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can be called the ultimate hero because he put his life on the
line for an entire kingdom. Even though Beowulf had hoped that his people would
benefit from all of the treasures he had stored up, we are taught, the material
things that one earns during one's life can not stop what is God's will. For
everything in life must come to an end and that time is always uncertain, even
for a hero.