Good Versus Evil

The age old battle that occurs everyday. Sometimes the fight is right in front of us and other times, we don't even know it has occured.

The Book of Job

One story that exemplifies the theme of good versus evil is in The Book of Job. Job proves his faith to God after the loss of all his children and belongings.
"And the Lord said to the Adversary, 'Have you paid heed to My servant Job, for there is none like him on earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and shuns evil and still clings to his innocence, and you incited Me against him to destroy him for nothing.'" This quote is a conversation between God and the Adversary showing the good in Job even after everything has been tragically taken from him by the evil and cruel Adversary.

Beowulf

In the story Beowulf, as the brave Beowulf is defeating the monster Grendel in Heorot, the evil presence is thick in the air: "Everyone felt it who heard that cry as it echoed off the wall, a God-cursed scream and strain of catastrophe, the howl of the loser, the lament of the hell-serf keening his wound." This is a situation where the good and heroic Beowulf wins out over the evil Grendel.

Gilgamesh

Before Gilgamesh and Enkidu battle Humbaba in The Epic of Gilgamesh, the forest monster taunts them: "I should cut off your head, Gilgamesh, throat and neck, I should let cawing buzzard, screaming eagle, and vulture feed on your flesh."
Humbaba's taunts do not deter Gilgamesh from slaying the forest monster and once again, good wins the day.
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