Analysis Of The Story 'Grendel' By John Gardner

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In the story Grendel by John Gardner, Grendel’s last words are “Poor Grendel’s had an accident… so may you all” (Gardner 174). When Grendel said this, he was saying it as a curse to the men who killed him and the animals that were watching him die. Grendel did not always despise men ,but he was fascinated by them as the reader can see when Grendel says,” In time I began to be more amused than revolted by what they threatened” (Gardner 32). Grendel states this after watching the humans for a while. Grendel is amazed by the way they build their mead halls and then argue and fight their enemies until one of them burns and destroys the rest of the other persons town. At first Grendel does not mind that they fight amongst each other ,but after

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