Beowulf anaylisis

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Beowulf anaylisis

Beowulf anaylisis

Throughout the epic, the Anglo-Saxon story teller uses many elements to build a certain depth to Beowulf anaylisis characters.

Many of the characters in Beowulf are, like in most epics, defined by their status. But, in addition to status, the Anglo-Saxon culture also adds an element of honor. Hrothgar, king of the Danes, is one example of the Anglo-Saxon measurement of importance in Beowulf.

In Canto 1 the story teller describes his wealth and importance, not as mounds of gold or jewels, but instead as his ability to "[lead] the Danes to such glory. Beowulf, the hero-prince, also proves his true wealth and status through his deeds as defender of the Danes.

As he fights and defeats Grendel, Beowulf Earns Fame and wealth from his companions, and from the Danes, but more importantly, he earns honor raising him to the level of an archetypal hero. Grendel, on the other hand, is the total opposite of Beowulf.

He has no wealth, no honor, and he in infamous as an evil killer. This lack of wealth and honor defines Grendel as a symbol of evil and corruption.

But, as time wore on, the rewriting and touching up of the manuscripts by various sources including religious monks, caused the characters to have slight Christian characteristics. An example of the Biblical motif in Beowulf is Grendel. Grendel it biblically described as evil in this excerpt: It serves to give the reader an idea of why Grendel would kill the Danes for no reason other than their happiness.

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Beowulf also has a religious motif to his character. One example of this is in Canto 6 line in which Hrothgar states, "Our Holy Father had sent [Beowulf] as a sign of His grace, a mark of His favor, to help us defeat Grendel and end that terror.

Like Babel, though, Herot only serves as a symbol of downfall more than one of glory because it causes many deaths and the coming of Grendel. Apart from Wealth, Honor, and Paganistic vs. Biblical themes and motifs, character is also shown through a certain Man vs. Grendel for one, is totally wild and is therefore shown as evil.

His wild home, "Grendel, who haunted the moors, the wild marshes, and made his home in a hell not hell but earth. Beowulf is tame and civilized, the epitomy of goodness and purity. First off, Beowulf is pure and shows this before his battle when he removes his armor and vows not to use a weapon to defeat Grendel.

Defeating Grendel, he shows that man, without armor and weapons, can defeat evil in any form including that of his foe Grendel. Beowulf has many other such archetypal, symbolic themes and motifs, but the most important themes that serve to add depth to the characters are the wealth, honor, religious, man, and wildness themes.

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