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Beowulf

Beowulf

  

by Unknown

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.