Good Vs. Evil In Beowulf

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Everyone has had a moment in their life when they have been evil. In the poem Beowulf, good vs. evil is greatly used in conflict between many of the characters. Beowulf, a warrior helps out Hrothgar when his land was being attacked by a monster named Grendel, who was an ugly beast. Beowulf defeats Grendel and kills him with just his hands. Grendel’s mother becomes very angry that Beowulf killed her son so she wants revenge. Beowulf kills her with a sword and heads back to Geats. There is a final battle which is Beowulf vs. the dragon. At first, Beowulf could not kill the dragon but with Wiglaf’s help the dragon dies. Beowulf gets hurt and dies. He is then buried by the sea. Evil has evolved over time due to beliefs, cultures, and origins changing tremendously. In Beowulf, people who are evil are demon-like creatures: who are cannibals, horrible heroes who only venture out to hurt kinsmen, and immoral humans hating on God. Grendel, the demon from the epic poem, chose a unique way to kill people and that was to eat humans. He had a dark and monstrous demeanor as well as huge claws and enormous teeth that he used to kill with. The monster…show more content…
The article “Ways that abortion is evil” states that, ”Abortion is never a more personal choice but a grave offense to God and his creation. God’s plan for the little ones have been ruined” (Geoffery). Baby’s lives can be taken away very quickly and without any consent. In the epic poem Beowulf, Grendel took many lives away and didn’t care at all who it was or anything. The quote from Beowulf, "Till the monster stirred, that demon, that fiend/Grendel who haunted the moors, the wild/Marshes, and made his home in a hell” (Heaney 101) creates a horrible person who takes away lives for no reason except for pleasure. These two are related very much because they both are very evil and could be

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