Beowulf and Kennedy as Heroes

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Beowulf and Kennedy as Heroes A hero is defined as “A man admired for his achievements and noble qualities” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 1999). Beowulf and the thirty-fifth president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, are best described as heroes. The traits they both exhibit define heroism. These traits are bravery, charisma and leaving a legacy. Both Beowulf and J.F.K. were noted for their bravery. Beowulf risked his life numerous times not only to protect …

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…his ability to protect his tribe. Both men will be remembered as heroes for a long time, Beowulf for his bravery, and Kennedy for his personality. Their stories will be told from generation to generation, through either word of mouth or literature. A quote once said by J.F.K. best describes how each man lived his life, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”