The Effects Of Isolation In Grendel, And 'Wall-E'

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How does isolation affect one’s behavior, possibly making them perceived as unwonted? The effect of isolation can be seen through the novel Grendel, by John Gardner, and the Disney’s movie Wall-E, directed by Andrew Stanton. Grendel and Wall-E are two animated characters that one can never understand at first encounter. When coming out of isolation, Grendel and Wall-E are always foreseen as different. As the others only see their uncommon appearance and begin to attack with fear, giving no chance for Grendel and Wall-E to explain. Through this pain of isolation they become inquisitive characters that abstractly view the world. They become less accepted by the world, however more accepting to the world around them. Because of their isolation, …show more content…
Their isolation affects how they react to events, and change their perspective of things. When Grendel first sees the humans he is mildly “scared” by the humans, but his fear diminishes once he begins to figure out who they are. This reaction is very similar to that of Wall-E’s at 14:00 - 20:00, when Eve is deployed onto the planet. At first Wall-E is very scared by the event, as he was unfamiliar with the actions and was in fear of his life. However once Eve begins to go through her procedure Wall-E is fascinated by her appearance. Through these two events we notice that those that have been isolated for long times are more accepting and adapt well to change. This can be for the good and the bad, as this isolation allows Grendel and Wall-E to be manipulated in any …show more content…
Like the humans and Eve, Wall-E and Grendel are first scared and threatened by these “new” people. However their reactions are far different, as time goes on, Wall-E and Grendel become more accepting to Eve and the humans and are not very scared by them. Wall-E and Grendel begin to see the un-harmful intentions of the humans/Eve and begin to approach the immaculate characters. Their intents are in no such way threatening, however those not in isolation are not as accepting and are very judgmental. The opposing reactions of Wall-E and Grendel versus that of the humans and Eve show the main effect isolation can have on one’s acceptance versus one’s

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