Beowulf was written around A.
Both Christianity and Paganism are both portrayed throughout the epic Beowulf. Beowulf vows to fight Grendel with no weapons and will rely only on his super strength to defeat the monster.
Both Christ and Beowulf were constantly fighting evil. Once we discover why the two have been combined, then we may see how they work to induce Grendel's mother to take revenge on her son's death, and how they work to persuade Beowulf to take vengeance for Aeschere's death.
Grendel's mother must "avenge the feud" Beowulf understands the plight of the Danes that are being oppressed by the evil monster Grendel just as Christ knew of the oppression of the Jewish people.
Press, Grendels actions can be seen almost directly as Satans disgust and jealousy at Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The Christian and pagan virtues are successfully synchronized and amalgamate the story as a whole which is displayed by the two main characters, Beowulf and Grendel, through their personal traits.
To free themselves from the monster, the Danes need a savior, and Beowulf, through his desire to disperse their suffering, comes to save them.
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Beowulf : Christian Or Pagan Epic?