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Good versus Evil
The central conflict in this epic is battle brtween good and evil. For years,
Hrothan and his men had feared Grendel’s attack. It looks as if evil was being victorious.
Grendel the monster from the under the world had terrorized Herot and eaten many
Hrothgat’s bravest warriors . The representative of evil delighted in being fear and
missing to those who were good.
Grendel represents evil by being selfish and destroing the creation of God. Since
good always triumphs over evil, Beowoulf the national hero comes to Herot to free the
palace from evil. Beowoulf shows qualities of a hero in all of his actions . He choose,to
battle arm in arm with no weapons with Grendel. He struggle a great deal and finally
pulls Grendel’s shoulder out of a socket.
Just one good deed did not drive away evil threats. Although Grendel died in his
lair, evil threatened Beowoulf and Herot when Grendel’s mother makes an attack to
revenge the death of her son. Again Beowoulf faces danger in order to protect his people.
He dives into the frery waters to battle Grendel’s mother, struggles with her and finally
defeats her with the magical sword.
Representin good, Beowoulf thanked god for protecting him and letting him kill
Grende’smother. After 50 years, Beowoulf fights the fire dragon. Although he is
phisically weak.. Representing good, he stil posses pride , honor and courage . Heis
defeated, fatally wounded.
Beowoulf asks that his body be cremated and a light house build to guide the
sailors and protect the from evil. The ligh house will replace him as a protector of men. In
this way Beowoulf can help men in death just as he had helped them in life. this is a true
display of good.
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