Existentialism In John Gardner's Grendel Vs. Beowulf

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John Gardner’s wrote Grendel in a first point of view whereas, in Beowulf epic had Grendel in third point of view. Gardner’s novel has made a significant picture for Grendel than the epic. The good and evil personality has been the main conflict for both stories. However, Grendel in Gardner’s novel is confused how the universe goes but realized that there is some sort of pattern going on. Grendel is seeking to find the meaning of the life. Grendel is trying to do self-discovery, individual-vs.-universal (control over one’s life); and existentialism.
“All the bands did the same thing. In time I began to be more amused than revolted by what they threatened. It didn 't matter to me what they did to each other. It was slightly ominous because of its strangeness—no wolf was so vicious to other wolves—but I half believed they weren 't serious.”(32) You know your conduct is the strong suspect in the event that you can revolt a human-eating beast. Grendel mentions a brilliant objective fact truly from the get-go in this novel: people are frightening. What 's more, they 're alarming correctly in light of the fact that they can think and design, but they utilize that capacity to damage, murder, and waste assets. Since, as Grendel notes, is an only human wickedness: no savage creature does these things for negligible delight. “Why can 't I have someone to talk to?" I said. The stars said nothing, but I pretended to ignore the rudeness. "The Shaper has people to talk to," I said. I
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