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 h
is claws: He slipped through the door and there in silence snatched up thirty men and smashed them" (35-39). These lines show Grande"tms heart of stone and that"tms he is evil by killing whatever he wants. Good is victories and the Danes are freed. 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. "In his far-off home Beowulf, Higlac"tms 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). They agree to watch over his boat for him. Grendel comes one night to find Beowulf and kill him. Beowulf, the brave soldier lives far away from Denmark. In this poem good triumphs over evil. Grendel then flies to Die in his Den, and Beowulf has defeated the evil monster. The Danes explain to Beowulf of the monster and pray he can help them. The poem displays him to be good when he learns of the monster Grendel and comes to the rescue. Grendel slips through the shadows of night and continues killing the Danes every night, represent the sneakiness of his evil. He kills the first geat he comes to and then awakens Beowulf.