Religion Throughout British Literature

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Beowulf only slightly mentions the pagan beliefs. For example, the author refers to the warriors as pagan warriors, and revenge and battle are pagan oriented. Other than that, the entire poem is all based upon Christian beliefs. In the story, it is stated that Grendel, the flesh devouring, man-eating brute, is a descendant of Cain, the first man to slay his own kind...
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The story of Cain and how he killed his brother is a Christian belief. Later in Beowulf, Beowulf, the hero, and Hrothgar, Beowulf's king, are referred to as being monotheistic (Abrams 30), which means believing in only one god. This a Christian value. Throughout the story, Beowulf is referred to as being supernatural...
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