Man Verse Evil
The poem Beowulf consists of three main parts. There are three central conflicts; Grendel’s horrible visits to Heorots Hall, the liar of Grendel and his mother, and the rage of the dragon after a thief steals the treasures that it has been guarding. I would like to focus more on Grendel and how Beowulf rescued the Danes from an awful monster that visited the mead hall. The poem treated Beowulf as more than human he shows himself stronger than any other human. Super powers give Beowulf a chance to defeat the monster. Beowulf symbolizes this godlike angel who as a savior to protect and help the people.
In the story Iliad Achilles is the hero who fights Hector, Achilles fights Hector because he killed Patroclus a good warrior and a good friend of his. Beowulf challenges Grendel because he is snatching his friends and wants to do a favor for his neighbors. In Beowulf Hector is like Grendel who tries to defeat or devour the Acheans. To protect Achilles’s people, he sets out for a battle against Hector. So Achilles battles Hector for a long period of time, like Grendel Hector is not easy to defeat. Since Achilles is a hero he has powers that are similar to Beowulf he defeats Hector and drags him across the battlefield as a trophy. Grendel is a demon who is condemned by god and is a descendent from Cain, he wanders around and hears people singing to god. The bards’ songs about God’s creation of the earth angered the monster. The mead-hall was a safe haven for warriors returning from battle, a small area of refuge within a dangerous world that continuously had threats of attack by neighboring peoples.
Beowulf fights Grendel unarmed, proving himself stronger than the demon, who is terrified. As Grendel struggles to escape, Beowulf tears the monster’s arm off. Mortally wounded, Grendel goes back into the swamp to die. The severed arm is hung high in the mead-hall as a trophy of victory. This reveals that Beuowulf is a true hero who has extraordinary...