Why Did Beowulf Die

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Let 's be honest Beowulf death shouldn 't have been a surprise to anybody. Every great hero always seems to die. I 'm not at all saying that Beowulf should die, but when a hero does die from something heroic and not something lame, like in their sleep, they will become a bigger legend. If I were to the film Beowulf funeral, I would do it just like the book. I mean the story of Beowulf has been around for thousands of years for a reason, so why change it. Plus, whenever a movie comes out about a book it usually sucks if you had already read the book. And for the most part, if you had ever taken any English Lit class you have read about Beowulf. To also take the poet into the consideration, I wouldn 't make any changes because that is the way it has been written and that is how the poet wants it to be. If the writer had wanted it to be in any other way he/she would just change the story.…show more content…
While reading Beowulf final scene, I really saw how heroic Beowulf really was. I mean he was heroic when he fought Grendel and his mother, but when he knew that he is about to die and still fought the dragon it kind of brought him to another level of being a hero. Throughout the entire story, I viewed Beowulf as kind of showy for all of his great heroic acts and wasn 't at all humble. Fighting the dragon showed that even till the very end, Beowulf would still fight and protect his people no matter what. Also, when he bought Grendel 's mother, he nearly dies, but he never gave up. “It was a hard-fought, a desperate affair that could have gone badly; if God had not helped me, the outcome would have been quick and fatal” (76). Beowulf was a great hero and didn 't give up when things got tough. He would give his life to protect his people. “The treasure had been won, bought and paid for by Beowulf 's
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