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Beowulf There are many morals in the epic poem Beowulf to be learned and understood These morals are explained very briefly with little detail thus not being able to be completely understood All these morals are intertwined into lessons about good and evil in a thrilling story of a hero Some examples of these morals are that if you fight you must fight fair in order to win Another example would be that good always triumphs over evil These are just a few of the morals taught in the epic poem Beowulf Beowulf is a very altruistic hero as all heros are and he is therefore rewarded with the accomplishment of his missions and challenges One of his great missions was his victory over Grendel Grendel is a monster in human-like shape descending from Cain He lives under an inherited curse and is denied Gods presence He is also known as the guardian of sins Grendel is also a heathen the physical image of a man estranged by God His enormous size and strength make him resemble early thoughts and descriptions of Satan Beowulf and his men slept in the mead hall one night and everybody lay awake for they feared when Grendel may come When Grendel came crashing through the great doors of the mead hall he grabbed one of Beowulfs men who he let be devoured by Grendel When Grendel came to Beowulf he immediately saw who he was and before Grendel could grab him Beowulf got hold of him Beowulf fought honestly without weapon because Grendel did not have a weapon either therefore Beowulf would be shamed if he slew Grendel with a sword After pulverizing Grendel he finished him off by tearing off his arm which Grendel then fled and died The great arm of Grendel was hung above the mead hall This lesson teaches us that if you fight fair you are destined to win A second moral taught
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