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Beowulf essay: good vs. evil

Discuss the concept of good vs. evil in Beowulf. You may include correlated concepts, such as the contrast of light and dark, or the contrast between Christian and pagan. Use the text very closely and specifically in your discussion.




This is how I will grade your essay:


Your main idea and at least three or more complex sentences expanding this main idea.

10 points

Supporting ideas

2 or 3 general supporting ideas; other facets of the topic

10 points


10 or more specific quotes supporting your ideas, with line numbers

20 points


A paragraph of 5 or more complex sentences describing YOUR reaction: how you feel about this, what it reminds you of, what your wonder. State and EXPAND your ideas.

10 points