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Beowulf without a doubt accurately presents the symolism in the battle of good verses evil Sense biblical times stories have been written portraying a well respected heroic figure defending his people as well as himself against wickedness and all that immortality entails In most cases the good conquer the inferior Justice is served Whether the situation involved a horrific fight or loss of a character the reader is pleased with the almost always predictable notion that malevolence was been defeated Yet how does the audience decide which is good which is evil The author plays a huge role in shaping the pre-conceived notions of the characters that interact in each plot One might confer that the writer has already made up his mind who will be victorious in the end within the first page He has The common reader tends to agree with the author due to indirect persuasion suggested in metaphors foreshadowing and literary conventions These all assist the reader in making up his mind Grendel may raise a few eyebrows to those that agree with this theory He is not your average evil Although judging by physical appearance you might say Grendel is above average His reputation mirrors that of his looks He seems to aquire the typical credentials of a monster When introduced to him it is immediately stated A powerful monster living down in the darkenss growled in pain impatient Meet Grendel He is strong His setting which refelcts his life is gloomy He is unhappy Of course he is unhappy His own parents descendents of Cain were banished by God However their evil still flows through their own spawn such as Grendel Cain is known for killing his brother one of his own kin Based on Anglo-Saxon beliefs he displays pure evil During Anglo-Saxon times kinship was very crucial to the way of life He is also similar to Cain in the sense that he is not welcome amongst
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