The poem is set in the warrior culture in which weaponry and armor are indispensable as may be seen from the lines "Beowulf got ready, donned his war-gear, indifferent to death; his mighty, hand-forged, fine webbed mail would soon meet with the menace underwater" (1442-45). However, while engaging in a fight with Grendel, a monster, which is the embodiment of evil lurking in heaths and swamps, entirely inimical of goodness and justice, Beowulf does away with armor and weapons and confronts Grendel in a hand-to-hand fight - certainly, a feat that warrants infinite strength and confidence. This portrays Beowulf as a representative of the forces of the good, who is bold and determined to annihilate evil without compromising on being just and fair. Click here on 6.5 grendel to get more info about our site.
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