The Story of Beowulf is a classic epic poem that contains the forces of good and evil against each other. In this story evil is in the form of a horrible monster known as Grendel. Grendel is a very powerful monster who is attacking the people of Denmark. The mighty warrior known as Beowulf represents the forces of Good. He hears of what Grendel is doing to the Danes and quickly comes to the rescue.
In the opening part of the story we learn what a horrible monster Grendel is. “His thoughts were as quick as his greed or his claws: He slipped through the door and there in silence snatched up thirty men and smashed them” (35-39). These lines show Grande’s heart of stone and that’s he is evil by killing whatever he wants. Grendel slips through the shadows of night and continues killing the Danes every night, represent the sneakiness of his evil.
Beowulf, the brave soldier lives far away from Denmark. The poem displays him to be good when he learns of the monster Grendel and comes to the rescue. “In his far-off home Beowulf, Higlac’s follower and the strongest of the geats heard how Grendel filled the nights with horror and quickly commanded a boat to be outfitted” (90-94). Thus showing how good at heart Beowulf is by protecting others from evil.
When Beowulf arrives at Denmark his reputation proves he has come to help and he and his men are quickly taken into Denmark and Cared for. The Danes explain to Beowulf of the monster and pray he can help them. They agree to watch over his boat for him.
Grendel comes one night to find Beowulf and kill him. He kills the first geat he comes to and then awakens Beowulf. Beowulf’s strength overpowers that of Grendel and Beowulf mortally wounds the Monster. Grendel then flies to Die in his Den, and Beowulf has defeated the evil monster.
In this poem good triumphs over evil. Beowulf being brave and good at heart comes to destroy the evil plaguing the Danish peop...