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Throughout literature there have been many monsters and funky creatures that have been poised upon us Among such monsters include the Orks from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy as well as the Wicked Witch of The West from The Wizard Of Oz Leaving us with chills and thrills such monsters have had a profound impact upon the way we look at fear itself scrutinizing are very ideals and shaping our childhoods Two monsters from early literature we can compare and contrast are the Cyclops from the epic poem The Odyssey and Grendel from Beowulf These two monsters have scared and terrified our ancient elders to only leave us with ghastly expression of huh These monsters were the very foundation to your living evil villain off of your favorite cartoon show to the bad guys off of James Bond Acting as the primordial soup these two monsters share one overall and undermining characteristic they were spawned from evil to promote evil Other significant characteristics include the their pleasure in terrifying and eating men As seen in The Odyssey the Cyclops eats a few of Odyseuss men with wine Additionally the two are simple-minded creatures allowing only their brute strength to define who they really are The two monsters differ greatly for the Cyclops doesnt kill as voraciously as Grendel Also Grendel seemingly as more anger built up against the people in the book in comparison to the Cyclops who is provoked by Odyseus Overall monsters have had a profound effect upon are ideals and shaping our childhoods Monsters such as the Cyclops from The Odyssey and Grendel from Beowulf have provided the foundation of todays monsters And indeed the two contrast upon their basic ideals and present settings
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