Evil In Beowulf, Othello, And Paradise Lost

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Evil Evil is present in different manners in “Beowulf”, “Othello” by William Shakespeare, and “Paradise lost” by John Milton. It is presented through monster like characters, in a lovers quarrel, and in an old story of the creation of mankind and the evil in the world. Evil comes from old fold tales, poems, stories, and stories in the bible.
Beowulf
In the poem “Beowulf” there is references to Christianity and of the “Almighty” or God. “How the Almighty had made the earth a gleaning plain girdled with waters; in his splendor He set the sun and the moon to be earth’s lamplight…” (43) The creatures Grendal and his mother are created from a Christian point of view; they are descendents of Cain a character in the bible. Cain was an outcast
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Envy and anger is a key factor in this play Iago plans to set Desdemona and Cassio up so that Cassio will lose his position as lieutenant. Desdemona is married to Othello who is still stuck at sea. As they await his ships arrival Iago gets the idea to turn Othello against Cassio when he sees him holding Desdemona’s hand. Iago gets Cassio removed from staging a fight where it looks like Cassio has stabbed another man. Iago then urges Cassio to confide in Desdemona so that his plan to frame them will convince Othello better. Iago wants Othello to believe that his wife has betrayed him and committed adultery with his lieutenant.
Othello becomes jealous throughout the play and begins to question his wife’s love for him. Othello thinks because he is black, old, and less charming than Cassio this is why Desdemona has betrayed him. Because Iago has told Cassio to confide in Desdemona she knows that he has lost his position and wants to help him regain it so she nags her husband Othello to reinstate him. This further shows that there is something going on between the two. Othello wants Iago to bring him evidence of the adultery his wife is
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Genesis is the story of how god created the world and mankind, a man from dust and a woman out of the man’s rib and of how evil and suffering entered the world because of Adam and Eves decisions. Evil is the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, also the presence of the serpent. Satan was once an angel in heaven named Lucifer who led his followers in a war against god. The angles have a battle in heaven, Satan and his rebels lose the fight and fall into damnation in hell. Satan turns himself into a serpent and enters the Garden of Eden in the search of Eve to corrupt her mind. He seduces Eve with compliments of her beauty and godliness. The serpent tells Eve that the fruit will give her special gifts and that it is because of the fruit that he found her and was able to worship her beauty. Eve is amazed at the thought that the fruit could give her powers according to the talking serpent. Eve falls into his trap and eats an apple from the tree of knowledge and in that moment humankind has

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