Good vs. Evil
So often we see a battle of good vs. evil in movies, books, society, and in this case, an epic poem. This motif is used so often because it pertains to so many facets of authentic life. The epic poem Beowulf is an example of this because the hero of the story has an ongoing conflict with the evil villain, Grendel. The same motif is true in the discussion of Christianity versus Non-Christianity. Good and Evil can be talked about in different ways, but here you will see the Good in Beowulf, then in Christianity and the Evil in Grendel along with Non-Christianity.
Beowulf reveals numerous qualities that prove he is a great leader and warrior. Courage, religion, and strength just break the ice. He proves to be courageous when he says, “That I alone and with the help of my men may purge all evil from this hall.” Throughout the story, Beowulf has the courage to never back down from a confrontation and is willing to fight till the death. Beowulf shows that he is religious when “they gave thanks to God for their easy crossing.” This is talking about when the Geats make their journey safely from home to the Danish shore. Every time Beowulf is victorious in battle he gives thanks to God and says that he knows his fate is in God’s hands. Beowulf is also strong. Strength allows him to show society that they can be strong. He shows strength as a leader but he also shows this as a warrior when he used his strength to kill Grendel and his mother. Beowulf shows integrity throughout the story and sets a good example for society. The “good” in this is timeless because there will always be strong courageous leaders who fear no one, just as Beowulf does. Also, because modern day warriors could encounter some of the same problems that Beowulf does.
Christianity has so many qualities that represent Good. Some of these qualities include peace of mind, always getting your needs met, and knowing that Death is a beginning. Christianity will bring you peace of mind so those who have God realize that they always have a higher power to depend on. This means that you don’t have to deal with a hardship on your own, God will be there for you. When something troubles you, just take it to God and He will help you through it. A part of Christianity is that your needs are always met. This is so because God promises all Christians that He will meet their needs. This does not mean that you will get everything you want or that everything you need, will come as soon as you ask for it. It just means that if you will let Him, God will find a way to provide for you. Christianity will also allow you to take a different perspective on death. Death will be considered the beginning of a perfect life and is not to be feared. This prefect life would be in heaven and in this place there will be no suffering, no pain, no crying. Christianity...