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Essay | Beowulf, a Tragic Hero

Gareth Hinds
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Beowulf, a Tragic Hero

Summary: In the epic of Beowulf, Beowulf displays various heroic traits throughout the poem. He enters numerous confrontations, such as the one with Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the demonic dragon. Beowulf was not a perfect hero, though; there were several flaws in his character that led to his tragic ending.
In the epic of Beowulf, Beowulf displays various heroic traits throughout the poem. He enters numerous confrontations, such as the one with Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the demonic dragon. Beowulf was not a perfect hero, though; there were several flaws in his character that led to his tragic ending.

Beowulf's unmatchable ego was one of the causes to his catastrophic death. A sword or any other weapon was not to be used by him during the battle against Grendel; such decision was made before the battle (677-680). It is explained that no weapon was of affect on Grendel's robust self, but since it had not been tried before, one figures a weapon would facilitate the piercing through such beast's vigorous skin, depriving him of life. However, Beowulf's ego was so immense that he decided not to utilize any a weapon of any nature. Insuperable was how...

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