The Negligence In Beowulf's Poem

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Beowulf's final and most difficult battle involves a deadly, fire-breathing dragon. When first analyzed, Beowulf is made out to be a hero and dies the most heroic death. When investigated further, however Beowulf's negligence is portrayed. His disregard for advice given by his fellow Thanes, and leaving the Geats without their brave king shows extreme selfishness. His actions within this battle bring up questions about his motivations and charterer. The issue of lack of good judgement within the last battle has called for much attention from critics. Some argue that Beowulf's decisions in efforts to slay the dragon follow the idea of heroism. Others say that he challenged the dragon for selfish and prideful reasons. Below I will compare wether

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