Grendel Vs Beowulf Essay

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Michaela Parrott Ms. Wynkoop English 12 10/8/14 Beowulf Rough Draft In the epic Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf, Wyrd decides the whole tale. Grendels fate was to be a ‘bad guy’, whereas Beowulf was destine to be the hero. Both Beowulf and Grendel have followed the Anglo-Saxon code ‘an eye for an eye’, justifying their actions. God allowed the creation of both Beowulf and Grendel; the assumption will be made that The Anglo-Saxons eventually followed something similar to predestination. Grendel, “a fiend out of hell” (9 ll.100), had experienced great discomfort from the heavenly ruckus that flowed out of Hrothgar's mead hall. The Danes worshiped the being, God, that shunned Grendel confiding him to exile. From Grendels point of view he was following the…show more content…
For example: Charles Manson has always been bad. Since childhood Mansons experiences were horrible. When he was young his mother had sold him to a lady that wanted children, for a pitcher of beer. This is not exactly what a loving mother would do, but this all is the doing of Fate. As far as the ‘eye for an eye’ code goes to apply to his case, it would have to be flexible. One of his first followers killed the man who denied their interest in Manson's music. This murder was the only one that was notably personal. He deserved to lie the rest of his life in prison, he was and is, a bad guy. He never physically killed anybody, but he organized people to do it for him. This is still the same concept of murder. There is a possibility that Manson had thought ‘what did I do to deserve this?’, like Beowulf did after he had heard the news about the dragon. The scop tells “the wise man thought he must have thwarted ancient ordinance of the eternal Lord, broken His commandment.” (159 ll.2329-31). Beowulf had a boast over due where Manson had organized murders, their time

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