Her hatred and vengeance to the heroic society becomes evil. At night, she retrieves her son’s claw and murderously abducts one of the Scyldings.
He cut out Grendel’s head which is a symbol of his victory over both ogres.
Beowulf battles against the evil dragon in order to save his people’s lives.
After dying, Beowulf becomes the epic hero, whose body is buried with highly glory and treasures in his funeral on the top of the barrow.
In Colin Campbell’s This Old Dragon Still Breathes Fire, he mentions the following: The fallen hero- king is placed upon a pyre and given over the flames amid the lamentations of his people.
Beowulf’s victory over Grendel’s mother is another example of good prevailing evil. Nitzsche’s critical essay, The Structural Unity of Beowulf: The Problem of Grendel’s Mother, states, “Later that night, Grendel’s mother intent on avenging the loss of her son in the present attacks Heorot, her masculine aggression contrasting with the feminine passivity of both Hildeburh and Wealhtheow”(287-303).
Grendel’s mother is the “monstrous woman” (Chance 108). She performs the role of avenger for the revenge of loss of her son in the battle. Even though Beowulf is killed by the dragon in the end, his heroic death fulfills with courage and glory. “The Conflicting Demands of Heroic Strength and Kingly Wisdom. He is selfless, even sacrifice himself in order to save his people’s lives; he is loyal to his kingdom all his life (Niles 89). Grendel is being defeated, he flees with fatally wounded. Beowulf’s victory over Grendel is an example of good prevailing over evil. In Beowulf’s third battle, his opponent, the fierce dragon tires to destroy the country as retribution because a theft steals a valuable cup from his hoard; “The dragon as creature more evil than any human enemy of house or realm… he is cruel, malicious and generally destructive to men and their work… The protagonist, Beowulf is a noble warrior represents the goodness battles against the evil monsters- Grendel, Grendel’s mother and the fiery dragon in order to save his country. Beowulf’s victory over Grendel and his mother shows the power of goodness can defeat the evil forces. Evil” in Beowulf Beowulf is longest and greatest early Anglo-Saxon poem which was composed in England sometime in the eighth century AD by a literate scop. This poem was created in the oral poetic tradition.