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Beowulf one of the longest poems ever written in the English language is a great epic that allows us as readers to learn many different aspects on life Although we may not all gather the same information from the poem it is apparent that everyone will at least learn one thing from Beowulfs epic As the reader reads this poem heshe may learn anything from how pride and coward ness can lead to a downfall how outside forces can lead to the endangerment of a society to how the courage of one can gain the respect and loyalty of others Throughout Beowulf we constantly see pride from certain characters In the beginning of Beowulf Beowulf himself is bragging about himself to others in lines 415-426 Although he just wants to gain the peoples confidence and he does defeat Grendel and other monsters at the end of this poem Beowulf is killed Perhaps because he had so much pride in himself that he believed that he could defeat the fire-breathing dragon alone However Beowulfs death might have been due to the coward ness of his men When Beowulf and his men go to fight dragon the men become so scared and nervous that they retreat without helping Beowulf at all in turn causing him to be killed Unferth is yet another character that suffers from pride Unferth is so full of himself that when Beowulf arrives at Heorot he tries to taunt him because Unferth is envious and thinks that he is better than Beowulf He tells the story of when Beowulf and Breca compeated in a swimming match lines 506-526 and Breca defeated him Unferth also does not believe that Beowulf can defeat Grendel However Beowulf does and Unferth has done nothing but kill his own kin Pride might have lead him to kill his own blood thinking it might earn him respectEndangerment of societies also takes place in Beowulf The major endangerment obviously is
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