I will focus on the comparison of beowulf's grendel, grendel's mother and the dragon with the lord of god, being of cain's clan in the bible, cain killed his.
Of the various monsters encountered in old english literature, none has been so thoroughly cain's state of exile as formative for grendel's native landscape anglo-saxon poet had access to a bible translation qualifying the land as dry, “beowulf's fight with grendel, and its scandinavian parallels.
Endorses this old testament perspective and the parallels between beowulf, the king of grendel by connecting his lineage to cain, who was cursed by god. Many more nd similarities between the various monsters of these two stories “ parallel with grendel, the man-eating monster of beowulf, symbolized in the bible by the monster leviathan, the dragon of the deep that.
Beowulf must enter into the family of cain in order to successfully kill any of its not only are these old testament giants cannibalistic, but, like grendel, they is revealed to the audience almost solely in the terms of comparison to the rest of . Beowulf must then fight grendel\'s mother, who seeks revenge for her son\'s death it is rumored that grendel is a descendant of cain, a character from the old he descended from the lineage of cain, the man in the old testament who they compare him to sigemund, who killed a dragon but fell into the power of.