BEOWULF AS A CHRIST-LIKE FIGURE
The epic poem, Beowulf, recounts the tale of a man named Beowulf who sacrifices his
own safety to save the Danes from two evil dragons. Then, years later, Beowulf risks his life yet
again to save his own people from a dragon. Throughout the story, Beowulf is presented as a
Christ-like figure. This is manifested in the events that take place, the way that Beowulf speaks
about himself, and the
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praise." (3180-3182). Just as these twelve men did, the apostles preached about Jesus after his death. Therefore, the people's actions and opinons of Beowulf are very similar to people's actions and opinions of Jesus.
Throughout the poem, there are many similarities between Beowulf and Jesus. These similarities are revealed through the actions and comments of the people, and the events. However, the latter is the most clear in making a connection between the two characters.