The idea and story of heroes are introduced
to humans at a very early stage of our life, often as fictional and anecdotal
characters, however as kids become more established their views of heroes differ.
The traits and qualities that a hero possess is often influenced by the context
of which the hero is made around, often based around specific cultures,
languages, ideas and societies. Beowulf is frequently alluded to as the first
imperative literature piece in English history, despite the fact that it was
composed in Old English, an antiquated form of dialect that gradually developed
into the English we now know. In contrast to current English, Old English is
intensely Germanic based, with little impact from Latin or French. As English
history gradually expanded, after the French Normans took over the Anglo-Saxons
in 1066, Old English was step by step widened by offerings from those dialects.
Therefore, as a result, present day English is formed of many origins, thus
making its vocabulary rich with synonyms. In the epic poem, Beowulf, the protagonist
is perceived to be a hero. Beowulf, an agnostic warrior and the protagonist of
the poem, demonstrates certain qualities a hero would possess, such as but not
limited; to courage, steadfastness, and liberality, all of which depict him to
be a hero. Present day heroes, seen in various forms of literature amongst us, posses
similar indistinguishable qualities as Beowulf.