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Beowulf has been a very good and controversial piece of literature since it was first written back in the 14th century John Gardner an American author was born in Batavia New York Gardner was novelist epic poet and a scholar He was born on July 21 1933 There he attended local schools and worked on his fathers farm He grew up liking music and literature Although being drawn to chemistry he decided to go into writ ting having good grades in English an all Gardner eventually became a well-known writer and wrote many stories one of them is Grendel In one of his greatest works entitled Grendel he depicts a fierce man-like creature who kills warriors and eats them for lunch In the story Hrothgar is the good guy and Grendel is the enemy In the story of Grendel the monster is depicted as intelligent rather than a monster full of violence Grendel is very astute and clever and takes advice from the dragon Grendel proves this when he defies Uther in not killing him He makes fun of him when Uther challenges Grendel to a fight Grendel is much bigger and makes fun of him in the throwing of the apples The monster as Grendel is often refered as tries at one time to convene with the people but is often attacked when he causes fear such as the fear that the dragon caused him The point of this paper is to say Is Grendel really a monster or is he just trying to survive like any other living creature I Grendel a hero Or is he just a nuisance to society that has to be crushed for the better of the people What I will try to prove in this paper is the question Is Grendel really a monster or is he notmy own opinionGrendel is a monster who is strong and astute But is he really a monster In the story he
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