Good vs Evil In Grendel

“ Grendel was suffering from an unbridled contempt for all things under heaven, but there was nothing he hated worse than the race of man. ” Grendel (John Gardner) Gardner’s Grendel tells the story of Beowulf through Grendel’s eyes–although Grendel is not capable of speech or writing, Grendel is still quite the storyteller. Grendel’s hatred … Read more

Beowulf Is Not A Hero

Beowulf is not a hero, although he seems to fit the criteria. Beowulf is brave, strong, and has good intentions in his heart. Beowulf knows what he must do, but it does not make him heroic. Beowulf comes from an era where there are no guidelines for heroism or honor. He cannot see that by … Read more