Symbolism is used for symbols to signify the ideas for example: object, person or place. Symbolism is one of the most common writings in literature it has been used for centuries. When there is a symbol for a person or an object it tells you the deeper meaning of it and the story behind it. The poem which has lot of symbolism is Beowulf Beowulf our protagonist is symbolized as a hero, who represents the Anglo Saxons at the time. Beowulf is a young Geat warrior who comes to help the hrothgar, king of danes where is kingdom is being terrorized by the monster names Grendel. Beowulf uses his bravery and strength to fight with Grendel, and he won the fight with bravery then when Grendel mother heard his child’s death she went with revenge to kill Beowulf, Beowulf also fought with her and won the fight. When Beowulf won these two fights the geats were honoring him and Beowulf later becomes the king of the Geats and rules for a peacefully. When a dragon begins to pose a threat to Geatland, Beowulf and his servant Wiglaf set off to defeat it. Beowulf succeeds in killing the dragon, but dies in the process. In this poem the battle between creatures symbolizes the good against evil.
In the epic poem the one of the characters that symbolizes evil and dark is Grendel
Beowulf is a complete hero and he symbolizes courage and loyalty. Beowulf’s loyalty towards king of danes is shown because by when the news was reached about Beowulf of grendel terrorism he immediately came to help danes. Beowulf’s courage is shown by his willingness and bravery to fight with devil such as Grendel. Grendel’s mother and Dragon.