The Conflict Between Good And Evil In Beowulf

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In Beowulf, the conflict between good and evil is the story’s most universal theme. The storyteller is very clear who is good and who is evil, Beowulf represents the good and the ability to act selflessly when help is needed from others. Good is also shown throughout the epic as having the ability to abolish villainy. Evil is presented by Grendel, his mother, and a dragon, whose purpose in life is to make the lives of humanity a little more miserable.
Before the reader can identify good prevailing over evil, they must know who represents the evil and who represents good. For example, the monster, Grendel is a symbol of evil. He is characterized as a demonic creature, living down in the darkness. He gets exasperated rather easily and

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