Beowulf kills Grendel with his bare hands, and then the monster’s wicked mother, in revenge, attacks our hero, but Beowulf kills her. Towards the end of the epic, he is king of his own land, and he must attack a dragon. He wounds it, but Beowulf is slain in the fight and a monument is raised in this name. Some interpreters have seen it as Christian story.
The Wind Our Enemy Anne Marriott’s “The Wind our Enemy” outlines the apocalyptic models of sin and its origin from a two-phased biblical narration touching on the fall of man and redemption through Christ. Prophetic visions of the apocalypse form the foundational pillar of Christianity. The speaker discusses the intertwining relationship between prophecies and their fulfilment. The apocalyptic narrative forms the idea of the message found at the opening frame describing the Old Testament prophecies and their fulfilment in New Testament.
Critically assess the extent of Christian and Latinate influence on Beowulf. When first reading Beowulf it would appear that the Christian references within it superimpose onto the essentially pagan view that makes a huge body of the poem. Therefore, within this assignment, there will be investigations of inconsistencies. Sources clearly show that Beowulf was written by Germanic pagans that had been debauched by some leftist ecclesiastic wordsmith , to the insistence that the author designedly created the Christian allegory along the lines of Book 1 of The Faerie Queen. It is know that Germanic traditions and techniques were used by Anglo-Saxons to frame Christian literature, just as it was with the poet of Beowulf.
There were two major leaders that led the Protestant Reformation in Europe. The first was Martin Luther who wrote “95 Theses”, which were new religious beliefs, and nailed them to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church. Eventually, he was outlawed and found refuge with Saxon princes, but his ideas continued to spread throughout Germany
"How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning… For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven…I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High'” (Isaiah 14:12-14). Lucifer, once considered to be one of the greatest creations of God, fell to the earth destined to become an enemy of every other creation of God because of his blasphemous ambition to be greater than Him. This is a story repeated in the gothic romantic novel by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein.
Religion in Macbeth and Beowulf Whether it be a play or a poem religion will influence how the author writes their story. Some writings might hold more religious standing than others, for example Macbeth and Beowulf. While both Macbeth and Beowulf express Christian views, Macbeth’s Christian standing is stronger because it doesn’t use paganistic views like Beowulf, and the characters express a more biblical background. Shakespeare 's biblical imagery in Macbeth is far greater than Beowulf’s biblical standing.
Beowulf vs Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon all represent a creature from hell and Beowulf is a god-like warrior who ends up slaying evil. “Like a man outlawed/for wickedness, he must await/the mighty judgement of God in majesty” (Beowulf 976 - 978). This quote talks about Grendel and his demonic soul. Beowulf points out that he is an evil creature and no creature ever to exist is powerful enough to smite God. Once Grendel dies, Grendel will be in God’s hands and Grendel will regret ever being evil or committing any evil action to anyone or anything on Earth.
Not surprisingly, in the poem Beowulf, the characters of Grendel and Beowulf showed the significant role of religion. Biblical allusions were scattered throughout the poem. The alienated character Grendel was a descendant “of Cain (who was) punished forever for the crime of Abel’s death.” Due to their blood connection to Cain, Grendel’s parents were “murderous creatures banished by God.” God has exiled all monsters; shunned them away from the prosperous lives of humans.
When making the decision to destroy his half-finished female form, Victor recalls that he had already “created a fiend of unparalleled barbarity” in his first monster, and that this new creation might even be “ten thousand times more malignant than her mate” (138). In the wake of the trauma the monster has caused both to himself and his family (via his post-partum depressive state and the deaths of Justine and William respectively), Frankenstein is now overwhelmingly conscious of the horrible consequences that birth can entail. In contrast to his previous aspirations, he characterizes his creation with words of negative connotation such as “barbarous” and “fiend,” and suggests that a future creation could even be exponentially more evil. Victor’s initial dreams of fatherhood have been grotesquely morphed into terror of future creation, which would be made possible by creating a female monster. He speculates that one of the first results of creating a mate for his monster would be a “race of devils…propagated upon the earth” who would make the “very existence of man…full of terror” (138).
The thing that stands out when reading the stories of Beowulf, Sir Gawain, and the Canterbury Tales is that the writers use Christianity to show conflicts in human nature. Also with these stories taking place in different times with writers who have different opinions about Christianity and how it has influences Society. For example, in Beowulf, the writer chooses to mash up the ideas of Christianity and paganism because during the time that the writer was transcribing the story there were missionaries trying to convert the Anglo-Saxons that lived in Britain, so the missionaries used Beowulf as a way to reach the pagans. This is also been done to other stories like in the Viking legend Thor god of thunder where at the end of the story the world
For example, the Crusades were a series of military campaigns sanctioned by the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages against the growing Turkish threat to guarantee pilgrims access to the holy sites in the Holy Land under Muslim control. From 1095 under Pope Urban II, the Crusades were launched which pitted for the first time, the clash of Christianity and Islam. Pope Urban II in his speech towards his fellow Christians states, “I beseech you as Christ 's heralds... to destroy [the Muslim Turks] from the lands of [the Byzantine Emperor]... Enter upon the road to the Holy Sepulchre; wrest that land from the wicked race, and subject it to yourselves... Accordingly undertake this journey for the remission of your sins, with the assurance of the imperishable glory of the Kingdom of Heaven.”
In a cave by the land there lives a mighty God named Tremus. He is the god of Earthquakes. One of his servants tells him about what 's going on in the land of Iustitia. The god gets so frustrated after hearing what the king has done to his people that live on the land. He so desperately wants to stop what the king is doing.
Culture makes an impact on Religion Culture defines a person’s belief, characteristics, certain practices, values, the way of thinking, and acting about a certain position. Each individual is represented by their own culture, and how supposed to be done in a certain way. In the epic, Beowulf, and the movie Beowulf and Grendel, Beowulf shows two different perspectives and feelings towards religion. Not only this, but extra characters are added to the movie that were not a part of the poem and causes a character conflict. During the epic and in the movie, religion is treated very seriously during the time of Beowulf considering of the different cultures in the scenes and how each character changes from their different beliefs.