Beowulf Essay | Beowulf: A Story of Christianity

Gareth Hinds
This student essay consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis of Beowulf.
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Beowulf: A Story of Christianity

Summary: For legitimate reasons, people believe the compelling epic Beowulf is a story steeped in pagan tradition. In the end, however, Beowulf is really a Christian-based story, in which Christianity prevails. Nature is accommodating; death and fate are controllable; man can reconcile with the world; and the main character, a hero and representative of good, triumphs over evil and does not fail in the end.
Beowulf: A Christian-Based Story Involving Valor and Tradition

Beowulf can be considered one of the most compelling stories in the English language, and most certainly is considered the first English masterpiece to be written. Beowulf is a classic hero, representing courage, concern for his own people as well as foreign people, and pride. However, this acclaimed novel has incited much controversy. Despite claims that Beowulf a story steeped in pagan tradition, Beowulf is, quite contrary, filled with Christian teachings and culture. Nature is accomodating, and the forces of death are controllable. Fate is neither blind, nor random in its choice of victims; rather, fate is likewise dependent on certain criteria, such as the character of the person whom is experiencing fate. Most pressing of all, man is indeed able to be reconciled with the world as a whole, as well as the people in the...

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