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Beowulf

Beowulf

Characters

Protagonist

Character Role Analysis

Beowulf

It's tough to miss this one. Modern readers named the poem after Beowulf. He's the hero. He defeats all – well, most – of the monsters. This is his story. The Anglo-Saxons liked to keep things simple. And from this we learn an important rule-of-thumb: find the guy who kills the demons, and that's probably your main character.


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