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How does Beowulf die?

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09/29/2014

In the epic, Beowulf battles a dragon guarding abandoned treasure. Because he is old, Beowulf is not quick enough to avoid the dragon breath(fire), and is quickly bitten. His trusty companion, Wiglaf, comes to his rescue, and they defeat the dragon together, although Beowulf perishes anyway.