Beowulf And Jesus: Sacrifice And Inspiration



"Game, set, match," are three words that tennis-gods Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi both yearn to hear daily. Sampras and Agassi parallel each other beautifully, but by all means are not comparable. They both have amazing serves, ground-strokes with depth, volleys with placement, and overheads with astounding accuracy. Both men have won a grand-slam title, and accomplished things that children dream about doing. Sampras and Agassi love the game and it shows in every match, set, game, point, or even stroke. As in the epic Beowulf, characteristics Beowulf possesses mirror those of Christ. These similarities are seen throughout the men’s entire lives. Throughout the epic Beowulf, Beowulf ...

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snubbed, mocked and abused by people he met along the way. However, He overcame these attacks by people and reached Jerusalem where his real struggle, the fight for Christianity and for life, would take place. He performed miracles and had many superhuman-like qualities. He once brought a dead girl back to life. Many people told the girl’s father that she was dead, but Jesus said "don’t be afraid, just believe"(Mark 5:36). His superhuman powers were amazing. There was a sick woman that had been bleeding for 12 years, she merle touched Him, "immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from suffering"(Mark 5:29). Jesus allows mankind to live without fear of dissension into hell by saving them from their own sins. Beowulf’s first action toward saving others was traveling across the ocean to save the Danish people from the monster that plagued their region. Beowulf was "greater and stronger than anyone anywhere in this world" (Raffel 23). He ...

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and fear. If Grendel’s mother had not been murdered, she would surely have killed again; she would have killed until someone challenged her to a battle ending in death. Therefore, Beowulf’s courageous deed provided the Danes with relief from unending terror and certain death. Beowulf allowed them to continue living a life without constant fear. In both cases, people were saved from a form of evil. Beowulf acts in the epic, as Christ acted throughout his life, saving others before himself.
Not only do Christ and Beowulf save others, but they also sacrificed themselves repeatedly for strangers. Throughout Beowulf’s life he faced obstacles that he did not necessarily want such as ...

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