The Role Of Christianity In Beowulf

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When knowing that Christianity played a part in the creation the book, Beowulf is a story that can really tell how God is rather important in the telling of the story and how it has become a fan favorite over the years. Readers should know how the bible had created a new wavelength that is given off for readers to see the story in a different light. It is believed that Beowulf was written by monks who were Christians. The reason why it is believed that is because of the fact that nobody except them had a written language during the time. It is also thought that people had requested for the monks to write stories for them to document. Anyways, no matter who wrote it, it really does not matter because readers know that Beowulf does have some …show more content…
The characters each obviously have their own role in the story, but it is how their roles in the story that reveal where they were derived from. For example, Hrothgar can be seen as God, Unferth representing lukewarm Christians, Grendel as Satan, and so on. According to wordpress.com, “Jesus made himself into man, from God to man. Beowulf stripped down to nothing, just as Grendel was” (n.pag). Each of the characters in the story, from more significant characters to the characters that play small roles in the story. In Beowulf, it is clear that most giving off that they do believe in God or that He does exist. This comes from the belief that Beowulf was written by Christian monks. However, readers would have to have some knowledge of the bible before being able to realize the connection between biblical figures and the Beowulf …show more content…
One of them being shown through the connections that can be seen between many biblical characters with characters from the legend of Beowulf. Following with events that took place in legend show many ideas that were derived from the Bible. These events had a rather important impact on the way the story was told and how the battles between Beowulf the three monsters come about. And the last way I had brought in which Christian elements had a leading effect on the making of the story. In the multiple characters that showed either their gratitude, fear or following of God readers could see that God was implemented into the story heavily and that showed it was a drive for the plot to progress. And so, the ways that Christianity had a great influence on Beowulf were made notable through comparing the characters, the important battles in the story, and the characters’ own acknowledgment of God. Although these ideas show a great deal of how the Bible has made an impact on the story of Beowulf, they are only a few of that be used. The Bible's influence on Beowulf truly does make the story much more enticing to analyze and research backgrounds on it, and the elements it brings illuminate the excellence of

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