Weaving Christian And Pagan Beliefs In Beowulf

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Beowulf is a great example of the convergence of Christian and pagan beliefs through its reference to pagan gods and God in the Christian belief. At times, during the story the beliefs appear to blend. Illustrations will show that both beliefs appear distinctly from each other throughout the story.

First, Beowulf embodies many elements of the Christian faith. In the story Gendel is believed to have descended from Cain the son of Adam and Eve, who killed his brother. The reference to Cain is a way to show the complete evil of Gendel. The evil of Gendel offsets the good of Beowulf. God pr

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