Grendel - Tom Abernathy English 102 January 22nd 2007...

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Tom Abernathy English 102 January 22 nd , 2007 Reading Response #1 One could argue that every single person on the planet feels the need to belong, whether it is to family, society, or friendship. Interaction is quite possibly the most important aspect of life. While Grendel is not a human, he shows humanlike characteristics in his need to interact with others. Though Grendel is a monster, his actions and behavior show a want and need to be recognized by others, even if this recognition is one of fear and scorn. Before the discovery of the outside world, Grendel’s only companion is his mother. His mother is not capable of speech like Grendel is, and their only form of communication is through body language and primal sounds. Grendel’s one-way communication continues as he ventures into the outside world, unable to communicate with animals, trees, and even the skies. His frustration in “not having someone to talk to” pains him, as beneath his brutal and monstrous exterior, he is an inquisitive and
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Lopez during the Fall '07 term at University of Tennessee.

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Grendel - Tom Abernathy English 102 January 22nd 2007...

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