Grendel again

Grendel again - Grendel Grendel is an unhappy soul in John...

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Grendel Grendel is an unhappy soul in John Gardner's book "Grendel", because he feels useless in society and doesn't want to accept his given role. Throughout this whole book Grendel feels he has no friend in the outside word and no one to except him besides his own mother. He doesn't want to except his role in society which is to be the Great Destroyer. Man creates a huge problem in Grendel's life and has had a major effect on the way he lives with man. Grendel is unhappy in many ways. He wants to be accepted by man but never knew why he was always shunned out of there society. Grendel in the beginning never set out to hurt man just understand him. When Grendel shows up the first time in the mead hall he yells "Mercy! Peace!" But no one even gives him a chance when he walks in holding a dead body and using it for protection against the drunken men swinging axes and swords at him. Grendel dose not understand this as he says "they were doomed, I knew, and I was glad." showing the hope for
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This note was uploaded on 07/24/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Menon during the Summer '06 term at Georgia State.

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