Compare And Contrast Beowulf And The Hall Of Herot

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In our life today, we always face either positive or negative artifacts, but those artifacts don’t always come from our hands. Such artifacts are simply controlled by God whether good or bad. In the different collections of Beowulf, good or evil is being established in both Grendel and Hall of Herot; however both carry a divergent meaning. They are not alike, and thus they both have different outcomes. In Beowulf, both Grendel and the Hall of Herot symbolize something within the different collections being read by the different collections in Beowulf. Grendel is a warrior who worships fear and other negative influences in life, whereas Hall of Herot glorifies goodness. The purpose of this essay is to show how good and evil are symbolized in two marks from Beowulf, that of Grendel and that of Hall of Herot.

From the beginning of the epic, Hall of Herot was a hall that was ful filled with pleasure and goodness. The Hall of Herot was a hall where warriors spent their time singing to feel joy and leisure. For example, a life full of righteous feelings with the hall was known for its pleasure. Moreover,
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Since we have a brief idea of both the Hall of Herot and Grendel we can now think of the positive and negative aspects that related to them. Rise up words for their lords, warm with love, when their shield and protector leaves His body behind, sends his soul on high. And so Beowulf’s followers Rode, mourning their beloved leader, Crying that no better king had ever Lived, no prince so mild, no man So open to his people, so deserving of praise”. (Epic 6 Lines 835-842) This quote shows that even though Grendel provides himself as being a bad person, he still feels disappointment and heartbroken for what he has done in the past. However Hall of Herot was known for making people satisfied with the life they experienced when they were
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