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Grendel And Beowulf Compare And Contrast

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In both Grendel and Beowulf, the attack on Herot is similar in mood yet different in tone. Just before the attack the town feels safe. “I burst in when they were all asleep, snatched seven from their beds, and slit them open and devoured them on the spot.”(79) The town wakes up and realizes what Grendel had done to the town and the citizens. “How well he had worked, and in that gray morning broke their long feast with tears and laments for the dead.”(42-44) The mood is the same because both stories show the merciless violence of Grendel. Grendal and Beowulf have different feelings in each of their stories in Grendal it is joyful and beowulf it’s anxious. As Grendel attacks he feels an emotion he didn't expect. “I felt an unearthly
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