outline on The Supernatural in Beowulf.

I need help creating a thesis and an outline on The Supernatural in Beowulf. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. This essay focuses on analyzing a poem, that was written approximately in 10th century entitled Beowulf. Beowulf tells the story of a heroic warrior of the same name who kills Grendel, a monstrous being terrorizing his King’s great meeting hall. When Grendel’s mother takes revenge for this death, Beowulf seeks her out and slays her, bringing peace to the land. He returns in triumph to his own home where in due course he becomes king and rules for fifty years. This essay discusses not only supernatural side of a story, but also the good and the evil portrayed in the characters. The good (personified in Beowulf) is given Christian concepts to express even though he is not explicitly described as Christian. But this is not a poem about or especially steeped in Christianity. It is about the weakness of men in the face of the evil which surrounds them, and about a hero’s battle to save others from the supernatural terrors which embody that evil. One of the most powerful passages in Beowulf describes how under the attacks of Grendel over twelve years the Danes revert to their pagan ways. In conclusion, it can be argued that it is the monsters of Beowulf are not themselves intrinsically supernatural. It is the distant, unknown, dark and frightening places that lie on the edges of the known world which are beyond what is known as ‘natural’. The poet of Beowulf applies his creative skills to fashion monsters to embody the fear which will thrill his audience which itself lives close to the edge of the known natural world.

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