A hero is a person noted for their act of courage and nobility of a purpose. There is a hero in the story Beowulf. In Anglo-Saxon literature Beowulf is described to be a perfect hero who fights for his people and vanquishes evil with his extraordinary abilities to bring peace and justice. Beowulf fits the Anglo-Saxon circumstances of what a hero should be. A hero fights evil and saves the day, a hero must
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period due to his heroic qualities and actions. Beowulf traveled to Herot to with a good purpose to free the people of an evil that was terrorizing them and to bring peace. Beowulf also fought the evil Grendel hand to hand and saved Hrothgar and the people of Herot from his mayhem. Beowulf’s fearlessness, devotion, and his extraordinary strength and great fighting ability are what makes him a great hero of this time period.