In this novel, Grendels human characteristics are brought out by his shift. There
are two very prominent qualities.
a. Strong emotions
b. Intelligent, developed thought process
The strong emotions brought out of Grendel are human because a savage
Janet, Christopher, Gillian, and Michael and Parents (Doris and Mervyn)
o Gillian stayed in Ceylon with me, Christopher and Janet went to England.
I went to England, Christopher went to Canada, Gillian came to England,
Janet went to America, Gillian retu
Doris and Mervyn
o Her motive was to cure my father of manic alcoholic consumption. Those
were moments of total war as far as she was concerned. During all the
months of soberness the two of them were equals, very close and full of
humour, but in his mom
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Use of names of men
Christian Names: Bayardo San Roman (Saint Roman) and Cristo Bedoya (Christ)
o Christian figures are highly regarded (example from Chapter 1) so this means that
men are highly revered.
Arab Names: Santiago
As the novel progresses, Grendels shift becomes more and more prominent,
therefore making his human and animal split more prominent and making the test
harder to understand.
a. The structure of the beginning of chapter seven is confusing because
1. The dragon plays a significant role in causing Grendels shift because of the
proof he gives that Grendel is similar to humans.
a. Now you know how they feel when they see you. He had a point (60).
a.i. The dragon said this to him because he was afraid.
In Chapter Three, Grendel has his first experience with the Shaper and his songs
a. This experience causes Grendel to recognize how similar he is to humans
a.i. Thus I fled, ridiculous hairy creature torn apart by poetry- crawling,
1. Grendel also develops a human like thought process, he assesses situations in a
more developed way and he also uses literary features such as similes and
a. Time is inside them, transferred from chamber to chamber like sand in an
1. In the novel, Grendel, by John Gardner, the main character, Grendel, has many
experiences throughout the book that bring out his human characteristics; traits
such as a developed, intelligent thought process and strong emotions.
a. This is obvious, any
14 June 2011
Thinking Outside the Box
In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel
o Wiesels father exemplifies the IB Learner Profile trait of a critical thinker
because of his use of survival skills during his time in the conce