Beowulf Essay | Examining Themes in Beowulf

Gareth Hinds
This student essay consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis of Examining Themes in Beowulf.
This section contains 465 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Examining Themes in Beowulf

Examining Themes in Beowulf

Summary: Discusses the epic tale, Beowulf. Examines the conflict between good and evil and other major themes in the tale. Details the famous battle between Beowulf and Grendel.
In Beowulf, the conflict of good and evil is the poem's most important theme. The story describes Beowulf's adventures coming from Sweden to save the people of Denmark. In these adventures, he is fighting against some kind of evil, whether it is Grendal, Grendal's Mother, or the dragon. The hero's quest is to save the community threatened by the powers of evil. Beowulf represents the potential to do good while Grendal, Grendal's mother, and the dragon are consumed with the desire to act against people and to destroy them.

In some ways, Beowulf reminds the reader of the heroes in today's world. He has superior physical strength, he is ethical, and he risks his life to save others whose lives are in danger. He also has the characteristics of the Anglo-Saxons. He loved law and liberty, great sense of fair play, loved adventure, athletic and brave...

(read more)

This section contains 465 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Examining Themes in Beowulf
Copyrights
BookRags Student Essays
Examining Themes in Beowulf from BookRags Student Essays. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook