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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