Grendelch5 - Saba Nafees 1B 23, September, 2010 Grendel: Ch...

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Saba Nafees 1B 23, September, 2010 Grendel: Ch 5 Questions Q1. If the dragon is a figment of Grendel’s imagination, what characteristics does he have that could resemble Grendel’s subconscious mind? What is some evidence that proves that the dragon is a product of Grendel’s subconscious? Ans. The laughter of the dragon strongly resembles that of the goldworker that Grendel witnessed at Hart. Grendel, at the end of chapter 4 says, “I made my mind blank and fell, sank away like a stone through earth and sea, toward the dragon”(56). As Grendel struggles to search for answer to his questions, the art and imagination of the Shaper, the existence of a God, and the ways of mankind, his subconscious presents him with the answers through the Dragon. In this way, he is presented with new theories, materialism and nihilism, to live by. Q2. What is the irony in the dragon being a product of Grendel’s imagination and Grendel’s character? Ans. Grendel’s personal subconscious mind has images, sounds, words, questions, and
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Grendelch5 - Saba Nafees 1B 23, September, 2010 Grendel: Ch...

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