Similarities And Differences Between Beowulf And Grendel

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Beowulf, Grendel Compare and contrast.
In story telling there are often two sides to the story such as how it is shown throughout Beowulf and Grendel. Beowulf is a story from the viewpoint of the danes and favors them in their story, but in Grendef it is in favor of the young monster named Grendel. In this paper I will talk about the similarities and differences between the two stories, Beowulf, which is a book about a mighty hero that sets out to slay monsters and Grendel, which is the same story from the monster 's point of view. In writing characters can be perceived in many ways due to the different viewpoints of the narrator.
In the book Beowulf the Danes have a large variety of characteristics such as being brave, t honorable but yet
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One of grendels characteristics would be that he is a very evil being. An example of how Grendel was evil would be when Grendel would just kill the Danes for fun. A quote that supports this example would be when the narrator was talking about what Grendel had done to the danes and said The evil creature, grim and hungry, grabbed thirty warriors and went home laughing"(Breeden). Another good characteristic to describe Grendel would be that he is a very cruel being. An example of how Grendel was cruel would be how he would terrorize the danes for so long without having any remorse for what he was doing. A quote that supports this would be when Grendel killed thirty men ... and went home laughing(Breeden). Impulsiveness is also another good characteristic to describe Grendel in the book of Beowulf. An example of Grendels impulsiveness would be bow he would always be very quick to …show more content…
The danes in the book of Grendel are viewed as evil, cruel and impulsive. One of the Danes characteristics within the book of Grendel would be that they are perceived as evil beings. An example of how the Danes were evil would be how they would kill each other for personal gain. A quote that supports this example would be when Grendel was thinking about the danes and said "Things about justice and honor and lawful revenge"(Gardner, 35). Another good characteristic of the danes in the story of Grendel would that they were Very cruel people. An example of how they were cruel would be when Grendel was observing the humans and thought of the terrible things they have done. A quote to support this would be when Grendel said "I was sickened by the waste of it all they killed cows horses men they left to rot and burn"(Gardner, 36). Impulsiveness is also a very good characteristic to describe the Danes in the book of grendel. Another way that they were impulsive would be when the Danes thought of just killing grendel because they did not know what he was. A quote that supports my example would be when one of the Danes referred to grendel as a fungus and said "Maybe we could chop the fungus out"(Gardner, 25). The information given thus proves how in the story of Grendel the

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