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Beowulf—A Hero with Hidden Depths

Lecture no. 7 from the course: Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature

Beowulf—A Hero with Hidden Depths

Taught by Professor Thomas A. Shippey | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Beowulf is not an easy poem to understand, but Beowulf is not an easy character to understand. Here, analyze how this classic male hero—a big, strong, monster killer—may have a hidden vulnerability. Then, look at what insights Beowulf’s story offers about life and death, the limits of self-reliance, and the path to achieving wisdom.

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