• Beowulf, the Epic Poem
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Grendel is told from the viewpoint of one of Beowulf’s antagonists and the titular character of Gardner’s work—Grendel.

In the case of the epic poem, Beowulf, this is also true.

ESSAY TOPICS FOR BEOWULF AND GRENDEL

The translator of Beowulf and the writer of Grendel follow the idea that everyone has a story.
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Grendel wreaks havoc on Danish warriors being jealous that he is a spawn of Cain which causes him to be forced to drift around the world with no companions and be alone forever (Bodek)....

Beowulf, who comes to help the Danes fight the dreaded Grendal

With a mastermind of creativity, John Gardner successfully retells the classic epic poem, Beowulf.
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Whether or not one accepts the Christian concept of creation, countless works of art are patterned on this account of the "fall from innocence." The novel Grendel by John Gardner shows us a side of the "beast" the epic Beowulf never considered - the child-like innocence before the brutality....

 

Beowulf: An Introduction to the Study of the Poem With …

Grendel continually commits the ultimate act of evilness, murder on Hrothgar’s mead hall.
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Grendel’s character in the book and Beowulf’s character in the movie both have an intellectual curiosity which seems to drive them to find out the truth....

In the epic poem, Beowulf the authors portrays Grendel as a cold-hearted beast who thrives on the pain of others....
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and the novel Grendel by John Gardner, it appears evident that the character Grendel gains more sympathy from the reader than that of the character Beowulf....


Beowulf tears Grendel's arm from his ..

In the book, Grendel’s personality contains this trait and Beowulf’s character does not, but in the movie Beowulf is the one with this trait, not Grendel.

What You Need to Know About the Epic Poem Beowulf

Through Gardner’s reflection of human feelings, human development, and human flaws in Grendel, this seemingly antagonistic, monstrous character becomes understood and made “human.” Grendel exhibits human feelings and characteristics in many ways....

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Grendel, written by John Gardner, though, offers a more nuanced depiction of the beast by describing the events in Beowulf through Grendel's narration.

SparkNotes: Beowulf: Important Quotations Explained

After stumbling upon John Gardner's book, it was halfway expected that some excuse would be made for Grendel; that he wasn't really the inexorable monster the thanes in Beowulf portrayed him as.

Explanation of the famous quotes in Beowulf, ..

John Gardner’s intelligently written Grendel is a commentary on the merits and flaws of both types of worldview: the existentialist "meaning-free" universe, and the heroic universe, where every action is...

Beowulf: An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem - Gutenberg

till I fall down gasping and sobbing."1 With these words the reader is introduced to the "hero" of Gardner's Grendel, and the mood is set for the coming pages.