Pagan and Christian Aspects of Beowulf
Beowulf is an epic poem featuring a conflict between pagan and Christian beliefs. Within this context there is a continuous theme of good versus evil. Beowulf is a Christian hero who is endowed with superhuman strengths representative of paganism. He battles Grendel and Grendel's mother, pagan monsters, whose lineage can be traced back to Cain, a biblical figure. Years later Beowulf takes on a monstrous dragon, a creature of pagan mythology.
<Tab/>The story begins with our hero Beowulf seeking out a pagan monster Grendel who is terrorizing the Danes. Beowulf boasts of his st…
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