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It has been disputed that Grendel the main enemy in Beowulf may not have been as evil as once thought however this is obviously not true When Beowulf was first written a minor intent was to show that not everyone was on the good side It achieved this goal well through the character of Grendel Through the use of rhetorical devices and the text given the story of Beowulf shows that Grendel is truly an evil person and has very ill intent up to his death Out from the marsh from the foot of misty Hills and bogs bearing Gods hatred Grendel came hoping to kill 57 Grendel is very obviously full of hatred in this passage as it is clearly stated in line 6 In lines 13-15 But neverhis reception so harsh it talks about how harsh his visit is This however shows that his prior visits must not have been as bad as this Infact this shows that his prior visits could have been from when he was a true warrior there before his intentions were not the type that we would could consider good In lines 22-25 Then he stopped seeing the hall crowded with sleeping warriors stuffed with rows of young soldiers resting together And his heart laughed Grendel stops when he sees a certain part of the threshold and is no longer angry Since he stops so abruptly he MUST be reminded of past events that occurred here Perhaps good things happened here in Grendels past This would very easily explain this passage to the fullest In lines 29-31 But fate that night intended to gnaw the broken bones of his last human supper it is shown that fate something that is proven to be nice to kind people in the last moments of their life is very nice to Grendel and lets him have a last meal If anyone were going to have their arms torn
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