Good vs Evil Essay

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Good versus evil

Good versus evil have been a classical contract that been used for centuries. It has been used in books, films and plays. It has a big influence on us. That is a known fact. Evil comes in many forms and shapes, the obvious thing to say about evil is that it is the opposite of good. Everyone does have evil in them and they are very well capable of doing bad things. "Men at arms, remain here on the barrows, safe in your armor, to see which one of us is better in the end at bearing wounds in a deadly fray. This fight in not yours, nor is it up to any man except me to measure his strength against the monster or to prove his worth, I shall win the gold by my courage, or else mortal combat, doom of battle, will bear your lord away.” The epic poem Beowulf is an example of Good versus evil because the hero of the story has an ongoing conflict with the evil villain, Grendel. In Beowulf, the conflict between good and bad is the poem's main and most important aspect. The poet makes it clear that good and evil do not exist as only opposites, but that both qualities are present in everyone. Beowulf represents the ability to do good, or to perform acts selflessly in help of others. Goodness is also showed throughout this epic as having the ability to cleanse evil. Even though evil is presented by Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon.
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