Compare And Contrast Grendel Vs Beowulf

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Grendel in the novel is different from the Grendel shown in the epic poem Beowulf because Grendel shows a different side of himself. Grendel in the novel is much more complex, whereas in the epic poem, he is much more epic and destructive. However, in both the novel and the epic poem, the reader is able to see how short tempered he is in both. This helps the reader get a better insight of how Grendel actually feels throughout the novel rather than the way he is perceived in the poem, because it takes into perspective on how he lives his life and feels throughout the entire war.
Grendel is much more epic and destructive in the poem, than the novel. John Gardner writes “Now invulnerable, I was as solitary as one live tree in a vast landscape
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