Paper: The Portrayal of a Hero of the Anglo-Saxon Times in the Epic "Beowulf"

After Beowulf eradicated the loathsome, grotesque, and sinister Grendel he left his arm dangling from the ceiling of Herot No Dane doubted the victory. (anonymous, 514) and greatly appreciated Beowulf. All this shows Beowulf is a majestic hero. Modern Day heroes are different from heroes of the days of yore. People and times have changed. We no longer need a hero to fight the evil that runs rampant. Celebrities are looked up to now more than superheroes. We now idolize people who have the same interest as we do. Our heroes now are people we look up to and dream of being. Rick McCrank is a modern day hero. He is always progressing and speeding up the progression of skating. He is worldly known for his pure skill on a skateboard. Kids of the future look up to him as an idol and something to strive to be. Like professional skateboarder, Moses Itkonen said, when Rick skates people dont even cheer him, they laugh, because he has so much skill. McCrank is constantly taking skating to the next level. Rick McCrank is a modern day hero that we look up to and strive to be like. People, like him, push people to make the most out of themselves and to have something to strive for. No matter how different they are from one another, a hero is still a hero. Without heroes we would never have hop and the willpower to survive. Heroes are looked upon for inspiration and guidance. Heroes have to relate to people. They have to have the same frame of mind. If people cannot relate to a hero they will not be stoked on him and he will not be a hero to those people. Whether the hero goes on perilous journeys, fighting monsters, or the guy who won the best trick contest, he will be a hero and will be remembered for years to come....