Beowulf Essay | Beowulf: the Life of the Righteous Barbarian

Gareth Hinds
This student essay consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis of Beowulf.
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Beowulf: the Life of the Righteous Barbarian

Summary: Analyzes the epic poem, Beowulf. Compares Christian and Pagan themes in the poem. Describes how the story combines the ruthless warrior of the pagans and the submissive servant of the Christians.
The moment the word Beowulf is uttered, one immediately thinks of a pagan and barbaric story. Yet even though the Geats were an independent, seafaring tribe located near the southern end of Sweden, they were still able to portray love of and respect for God, through the actions and words spoken throughout the story. Ultimately, Christian ideals dominate the entire story through actions of the characters and the values of the early Geats and Danes, as well as references to God throughout the poem.

Having eternal gratitude for the actions of Beowulf is one way that the Beowulf poet portrays early Christian ideals through the actions and words. Throughout the story, there are many references to God and Christian principles. The poem is filled with lines such as

"First and foremost, let the Almighty Father be thanked for this sight./ .But the Heavenly...

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