how is courage displayed in beowulf

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Beowulf speaks to his own courage and what makes a man courageous early on.....

"Often, for undaunted courage, fate spares the man it has not already marked."

Beowulf goes to fight the dragon alone.

"Yet the prince of the rings was too proud

to line up with a large army

against the sky-plague. He had scant regard

for the dragon as a threat, no dread at all

of its courage or strength, for he had kept going

often in the past, through perils and ordeals

of every sort, after he had purged

Hrothgar's hall, triumphed in Heorot

and beaten Grendel."