Sympathy Of Grendel In Beowulf

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In Grendel, by John Gardner, the majority of the story is focused on a character named Grendel, who is characterized as monster-like. During the story the readers are permitted entrance to Grendel’s subliminal and inner monologue, providing the sense of a personal relationship with him. This leads to enthrall one into express sympathy with Grendel, with historic literature in novels the main character is predominately a “good guy”, so having him be the protagonist this helps support that theory. Though this happen, Grendel often proves that he is ultimately not the hero in the novel. The contact that he has socially is highly limited, but his personality is extremely affected by this short contact with the other characters. One of the first
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