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  • You're probably waaaaay more clued in than I am, but just a note. Beow, the character

  • who appears in line 12, is not Beowulf.

  • Yeah.

  • Up next, we'll talk about Beowulfmain character and hero. Because even though he isn't named

  • until line 340, Beowulf is still the most important guy in Beowulf.

  • This poem is about what it means to be a hero. And the poem's definition of heroismand

  • how that definition changesis all wrapped up in Beowulf's character.

  • Beowulf exemplifies two different kinds of heroism in this poem.

  • At first, Beowulf embodies youthful heroismexpressed mainly through his feats of courage and cunning,

  • like fighting Grendel unarmed and slaying Grendel's mother in an epic underwater battle.

  • But even as a young man, Beowulf is more than just a warrior. He also expresses loyalty

  • and courtesykey qualities of the heroic code.

  • In the second portion of the poem, Beowulf showcases the heroism that comes with being

  • a reliable king. During flashbacks, we learn that after Hygelac's death, Beowulf showed

  • loyalty and respect by supporting the king's rightful heir.

  • And, in perhaps one of the most heroic moments of all, we watch as a dying King Beowulf rejoices

  • in the dragon's treasurenot for his own sake, but because it gives him some hope that

  • his people will be cared for after he's gone.

You're probably waaaaay more clued in than I am, but just a note. Beow, the character

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"ベオウルフ" BEOWULF -- "ベオウルフ" ... 60second Recap®より ("Beowulf" BEOWULF -- "Beowulf" ... from 60second Recap®)

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    Chia-Yin Huang に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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