The Fifty-First Dragon Character Analysis

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There once lived a man named Gawaine le Cœur-Hardy who killed fifty fire-breathing dragons. In Heywood Broun’s fantasy story, “The Fifty-first Dragon”, the supposed hero, Gawaine, became the first man to ever achieve such an extravagant goal. How did he do it, you may wonder? A magic word, ‘‘Rumplesnitz.’’ This word gave him the confidence he needed to slay all of those dragons. In reality, the magic word wasn’t magic at all. After finding this out, Gawaine took a major morale blow, leading to his tragic death by his fifty-first dragon. Gawaine was hard to relate to because of his laziness and stupidity, however, one way I could relate to him is how forgetful he was. I am unlike Gawaine because he is dumb. Multiple times throughout the story Gawaine gives us a glimpse into just how stupid he truly is. Whether this occurred when he spoke with the headmaster or when he talked with the dragon, he displayed various signs of ignorance. When the headmaster…show more content…
Gawaine’s natural gift is his strength and nimbleness while fighting and slaying dragons, but he lacks when it comes to training to improve. Gawaine often hid in the woods when it came time for jousting class. Unfortunately, his lack of motivation doesn’t just encompass his practicing but also carries into his education. Instead of doing homework, he parties only to get even further behind on his assignments. I do not have a lazy bone in my body. I rarely don’t finish a school assignment and I never party my problems away. During the summer, I work a rigorous job working upwards of 60 hours a week. When I am not working or doing homework I am usually playing basketball, working on my car, or playing the drums. All of these things are practice in developing skills or learning how to do new things. Gawaine and I are separated even further because of the painfully predominant lethargy of this

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