Man Vs Divine In Beowulf

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“Heavenly grace had especially singled out a certain one of the brothers” (Bede 30). This is the very first line in the Venerable Bede’s poem “Caedmon’s Hymn”. The line indicates right away that the protagonist Caedmon, a human, is closely associated with the divine. This is similarly seen in the epic poem Beowulf. The protagonist, Beowulf, is linked to the divine in two ways. The first being the God-like characteristics of Beowulf. The second way is through the evil characters, Grendel and his mother, who act as symbols of the devil. Both of these poems create relationships between the humans and
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