Grendel In Beowulf

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Creative Composition- Grendel In Beowulf, many characters are deeply discussed throughout the book. The author uses many different techniques to describe the characters. In Beowulf, Grendel plays a major part in the plot. King Hrothgar’s beautiful mead hall, Herot, is the center of his kingdom and a symbol of power. Everyday, Hrothgar would throw parties in the mead hall, which would make noise. This highly annoyed Grendel, and he goes on a twelve-year rampage. This causes Beowuld to come to save Hrothgar’s mead hall. At the end of the epic, Grendel died by the hands of Beowulf. Grendel’s feelings revolve around him being unwanted, and his character is shaped around that perception. Grendel’s physical appearance strikes us as a gruesome monster, yet he is very conscious about his physical self. The characters around Grendel perceived him in very different ways. Grendel’s motifs, and descriptions provide us with a clear picture of his overall complexion. Grendel’s…show more content…
Beowulf’s perception on Grendel was that he was a bloodthirsty monster with no morals. Beowulf knew that he could defeat Grendel; he had no fear towards Grendel. Beowulf knew Grendel’s tactics and used it against him. King Hrothgar also had the same perception on Grendel. He thought of Grendel as the demon that broke the tranquility of his nation. Hrothgar was angered by Grnedel’s repulsiveness and carelessness. He knew that Grendel was the one that made his life terrible for twelve years. Unlike Beowulf, Hrothgar thought that there was no hope defeating Grendel. Grendel’s mother had a complete different view of her son. She loved Grendel and would do anything for him, like any modern mother would feel. She lived alongside Grendel, helping him with whatever he needed. She wasn’t against him attacking Herot, in fact she was okay with it. Of all the many characters in Beowulf, everyone had different opinions on Grendel and his
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