Unformatted text preview: would be. It doesn’t have reason. It parallels the rest of the world, as the world acts unreasonably. The bull leads Grendel to discover that “the world was nothing: a mechanical chaos of casual, brute enmity in which we stupidly impose our hopes and fears”(21-22). Q3.Why does Grendel’s mother react the way she does and hug him so abruptly after hearing him embrace solipsism? Ans: She thinks that perhaps she is losing her child to some insignificant theory. Therefore, she clings to him to make him feel that he isn’t all that exists. But to Grendel, this is the beginning of him changing the dimensions of his life as he is not dependent on her anymore and from now on he will embrace another way to look at life and the world....
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