jsilverman Blog 4-Pagan Vs Christian

In Beowulf there are many clear cut examples of Paganism and Christianity. While it is tough to decide which one is the more dominating religion, I would say christianity seems more relevant throughout the story. One example is when he says “‘God must decide who will be given to death’s cold grip’.”¬†He knows that God has already decided his fate in his battle with Grendel, and he goes with peace. This shows his Christ-like character of being willing to die if that is God’s will. Throughout his fight with Grendel he wants to be fair like a christian. He shows bravery, and faith by showing his fairness in battle. You learn that no one can beat Grendel but him because he has the gifting from god.¬†Because I believe that Beowulf is christian I am on team saint.

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  1. Posted January 9, 2013 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    I think you used good and strong examples to back up Beowulf’s Christianity in your blog. Your example is very good because it shows Beowulf’s reliance on God.

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