Beowulf - fifty years later

The poem does not mention of any flaws Beowulf may have. Beowulf has great strength and he is an honorable man. He has never killed any of his kinsmen accidentally. He mentions that while he was "drunk, he slew no hearth-companions." (Norton 55) This is unlike that of Unferth, one of Hrothgar's courtsmen, who kills his brother and others. Unferth is considered to be similar to that of Cain who also kills his brother Abel. He can be compared to Beowulf as the anti-hero