Differences And Similarities Between Frankenstein And Grendel

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and John Gardner’s Grendel have numerous similarities, despite being published one hundred and fifty years apart from each other. The monster, in Frankenstein, and the beast, in Grendel, are both named appropriately since their appearances are frightening and cause them to be isolated from society. They are similar in the sense that they each seek companionship to end their loneliness, and they both kill to relieve their pain. Gardner and Shelley try to evoke sympathy by portraying their antagonist as outcasts. Grendel is a different species than man, a more gruesome looking creature that they humans are terrified of. Grendel talks about how his ugly appearance is his reasoning for his loneliness and how it’s

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