Theme Of Evil In Beowulf

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Edmund Burke once said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Evil is something or someone that is extremely immoral and malevolent. Robert Nye’s retelling talks a lot about evil. Nye’s message about evil is that there is always a way to defeat evil. One way Beowulf demonstrates there is always a way to defeat evil is when He figured out how to defeat Grendel. “There was a fearful snapping of bones and tearing of sinews and muscles, Beowulf pulled Grendel's arm out of it’s socket” (Nye 42). When you are facing a beast stronger than you and defeat them then that shows that there is always a way to defeat evil Another way someone demonstrates the author's message, Beowulf found a way to defeat Grendel’s Mother. “Beowulf put his hands around her neck and strangled her” (Nye 71). If you are facing a monster and there are piles of blood and bones everywhere, doesn't that make you scared, it didn't make Beowulf scared, Beowulf found a way to defeat evil.…show more content…
“The firedrake took a deep and swallowed” (Nye 100). Beowulf thought to his miserable past with bees and he applies it to real life and overcomes
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