In the epic story of Beowulf, the hero is Beowulf.Beowulf shows physical strength in the story by simply defeating Grendel. In line 219 of Grendel's mother, it tells how Beowulf wiped out her. "…cut it through, broke our bones and all. " His strength is also told in line 213 of how this individual "lifted the sword that was so massive that no ordinary gentleman could lift. " Beowulf's determination, or perhaps his will certainly to succeed, was..