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How is Beowulf's pride appropriate for the poem?
As a younger man, he swore he'd never be too proud. It makes Beowulf a hypocrite.
Beowulf's pride will boost him up and make him fight harder. It foreshadows his future success.
Beowulf's pride is an allusion to the pride of those destroyed by Noah's flood.
Beowulf's pride serves as a warning and allegory to readers.
The last man guilty of pride was hurt because of it. This pride foreshadows Beowulf's downfall.