Isolation In Grendel And Wall-E

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, Grendel and Wall-E are fascinated by anything around them, as everything is unfamiliar to them. These introverts both show signs of boredom, as they attempt to fill in this feeling with curiosity. Wall-E’s curiosity is displayed by his collection of items, founded over the years by looking through trash. These items range from the most philosophical of things, to those of no importance. Grendel’s curiosity, however, is very different to that of Wall-E. Grendel displays …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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