Beowulf was written during the Anglo-Saxon time period. Beowulf is a story about a young warrior and his quest through life. Some people consider Beowulf a tragic hero, and some people just consider him a hero period. Whether Beowulf is a tragic hero or not, he fights many great battles. The reason Beowulf fights stays basically the same but it changes a little.
In the beginning of the book, Beowulf goes to help the
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though all his warriors are not loyal to him. All the soldiers but one leave Beowulf to fight the dragon.
The main three evils that Beowulf is faced with are jealousy, revenge, and greediness. Even though Beowulf starts out with more self-beneficial motives, his major motive stays the same. That motive is to protect the good from the evil. What is a person that protects the good from the evil? This person is a hero.