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Wiglaf

Wiglaf

Wiglaf, one of Beowulf’s kinsmen and thanes, is the only warrior brave enough to help the hero in his fight against the dragon. Wiglaf conforms perfectly to the heroic code in that he is willing to die attempting to defeat the opponent and, more importantly, to save his lord. In this regard, Wiglaf appears as a reflection of the young Beowulf in the first part of the story—a warrior who is strong, fearless, valiant, and loyal. He embodies Beowulf’s statement from the early scenes of the poem that it is always better to act than to grieve. Wiglaf thus represents the next generation of heroism and the future of the kingdom. His bravery and solid bearing provide the single glint of optimism in the final part of the story, which, for the most part, is dominated by a tone of despair at what the future holds.

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Beowulf is a hero in youth because he is strong and brave, but why is he a hero as an older man?
Because he’s given special powers by the dragon
Because of his sense of honor and responsibility
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the guard at the shore

by sleepytimejosh, October 21, 2013

i need to find the part in the book where beowulf lands upon the shore and the guard comes down n' confronts him.

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BEOWUL

by mary1234590, February 06, 2014

i really love this great epic.....i enjoy reading it line by line

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Punishment

by u-min, September 14, 2014

Reading this was my prison punishment. Eye brows on fleek. Finna get crunk.

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