The Shaper And The Dragon In Grendel

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Grendel remains in an inner conflict with his beliefs throughout the entire story. He is directed by two compelling desires in which play a role in introducing him to the divergences between good and evil. The Shaper convinces him with his meaningful music, whereas the dragon persuades him through his ideology of nihilism. Both the Shaper and the dragon play a part in influencing his views on the human society.
In the beginning of Grendel, Grendel’s feelings towards the humans are more or less indifferent. He attacks humans from the mead hall but this is only in order to feed himself, he doesn’t perform needless killings unlike the humans do. Soon Grendel comes in contact with the Shaper where he hears him performing a son. Grendel is negatively

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