'Good And Evil In The Poem Beowulf'
Cain is believed to be a demon for killing his brother Abel. During “Beowulf”, Cain is a hated person. Cain’s name and descendants are never welcomed into Heorot Hall. Anyone who commits a sin similar to Cain’s are automatically considered a descendant from him. According to Bodek, “Indeed, by acting for God, Beowulf risks becoming a second Cain. Cain, after all, was only damned to Hell on earth after he attempted to please God. As Christian listeners to the poem would surely have known, God found Cain’s offering of grain to be waiting; Abel’s sheep, on the other hand, please God (Genesis 4: 3-5). Only after this rejected gift-giving took place did Cain kill Abel” (Bodek 131). “Beowulf” portrays Christianity 's beliefs. For example, Cain. Cain was believed to be a demon and anyone who followed his steps was considered evil. Monsters as well played a big role in “Beowulf” by portraying the meaning of