Good versus Evil
The central conflict in this epic is battle brtween good and evil. For years,
Hrothan and his men had feared Grendel's attack. It looks as if evil was being victorious.
Grendel the monster from the under the world had terrorized Herot and eaten many
Hrothgat's bravest warriors . The representative of evil delighted in being fear and
missing to those who were good.
Grendel represents evil by being selfish and destroing the creation
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dragon. Although he is
phisically weak.. Representing good, he stil posses pride , honor and courage . Heis
defeated, fatally wounded.
Beowoulf asks that his body be cremated and a light house build to guide the
sailors and protect the from evil. The ligh house will replace him as a protector of men. In
this way Beowoulf can help men in death just as he had helped them in life. this is a true
display of good.