beowulf epic hero story board

beowulf epic hero story board

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  • Great Warrior
  • The Geat Kingdom
  • National Heroism
  • King Hrothgar's Celebration Hall called "Herot"...
  • Fight Me!!
  • Grendel attacks the Danes and kills all of Hrothgar's men
  • ❖ Before the hero of an epic does his business in the epic, he has usually established himselfin combat during a war. ❖ Sometimes, as in The Iliad, we see the hero at war. ❖ In most, like Beowulf and The Odyssey, the hero has spent much time in battle.
  • A Noble Birth
  • Beowulf son of the great Geat King and his men sail to Hrothgar's Kingdom to kill Grendel.
  • ❖ Before a hero can be celebrated by countries the world over, he must first be recognized inhis home country as a great and heroic person.
  • Capable of deeds of great strength and courage
  • Beowulf battles and kills Grendel and slices off Grendel's arm.
  • ❖ Most epic heroes will have an above average station in life. ❖ They will be kings, princes, or nobles of some sort. ❖ Commoners usually do no become epic heroes.
  • ❖ Basically, this means the hero has the potential for great deeds. ❖ The magnitude of these actions are well above and beyond what the commoner does. ❖ While most epic heroes are good, not all are.
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