Grendel vs. Grendel

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Grendel Vs. Grendel In the epic poem Beowulf, Grendel is seen as pure evil and nothing more. He brings bad things and he kills loved ones. The epic poem just shows him as a monster who needs to be killed. In John Gardnerís novel, Grendel, the monster is showed as bringing good things through his evil, like art and poetry. Grendel is also depressed and confused. He is confused about how he should view …

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…Maybe he was just a heartless monster. In the novel, Grendel isnít just a heartless blood-thirsty monster, he is evil and good. He was important to his victims because he brought good with his evil. Grendel didnít really want to feed on humans. The humans expected this evil of him and they wanted him to be a monster. The humans needed Grendel and they pushed him to be the monster that he is.