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Essay | Beowulf: Are These Monsters Truly Evil?

Gareth Hinds
This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Beowulf.
This section contains 871 words
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Beowulf: Are These Monsters Truly Evil?

Summary: Essay consists of a discussion of the "monsters" within the story of "Beowulf."
When thinking of Grendel in Beowulf along with the other creatures Beowulf destroys, it seems a typical hero kills monster tale. However, what if there was more than evil to these "monsters." In Beowulf there is a sense of Good against evil, but in Grendel the "monsters" are shown with feelings and emotions. With these characteristics it becomes a small bit harder to hate them, and think of them only as monsters. The main monsters in Beowulf are Grendel, the mother, and the dragon. Although we do not get a very in depth description of all of these characters in the poem Beowulf, Grendel takes the reader further into the feelings, and emotions these characters are having.

In Beowulf, Grendel is described as a heartless man-eater whose only pleasures are killing and eating people. However in Grendel, he takes on more human characteristics. These...

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This section contains 871 words
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Purchase our Student Essay on Beowulf: Are These Monsters Truly Evil?
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