Defeat in Beowulf

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D. Defeat in Beowulf (818-822) After defeating to great and treacherous monster, Grendel, the people of Danes believe that they can feel security once more on their land. Grendel is symbolized as darkness and evil throughout the poem. Grendel has been banished into darkness given his ancestral connection to Cain. Beowulf proves himself as a warrior by satisfying and pleasing his own self – pride. Mounting Grendel’s arm in Herot, the heart of Danish society, represents society’s victory over the outsider. Grendel is seen as representing terror, horror and cowardice in the poem. At the moment of the story when Beowulf fights with Grendel, Beowulf is at his highest heroic stage. The narrator demonstrates to the readers this in various ways. First, Beowulf has come to Herot particularly to liberate Herot from the demon Grendel who has wreaked havoc on the mead hall for the last twelve years. Secondly, as Beowulf retells his story of his swimming match against Breca, the reader realizes that Beowulf has great stamina or fortitude that no one can compare to his. Even though Beowulf officially lost the match to Breca, Beowulf indicates to Unferth, who has been questioning his heroic status that he is truly a brave and valiant warrior. At the end of the battle, the narrator features Grendel's defeat to God's power. The theme that we might get from Beowulf victory is that courage and bravery will always prevail. Another theme is that good always defeats evil. For me, a defeat is accepting the fact that we have given our best affords and we were able not produced the desired result. When I think of the word “defeat”, it lets me think of like defeating some team I sports, because in sort of sporting event you show competitiveness and each team’s goal is mainly to defeat the other one. We can see “defeat” in our self as human beings. We might change or defeat our bad
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