But then heroes and villains are the same. Beowulf highlights the heroic and positive world in which Beowulf lives. Whether or not one accepts the Christian concept of creation, countless works of art are patterned on this account of the "fall from innocence.
These characteristics all formed how the Anglo-Saxons believed one should live their life. However, the two different points of view telling the story create vastly different novels.
Care, take care of the gold-egg-laying goose! Both novels are based on the idea of Beowulf killing Grendel.
Some of the greatest people of all time have been socially unacceptable. In Beowulf however, it is the exact opposite. And this causes Grendel to become fearful of Beowulf.