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Subject How Human are Grendel and his Mother Although a cursory analysis of the poem may lead one to see Grendel and his mother as quintessential representations of a belial and insensate monstrosity that is in diametrical opposition to ubiquitous expectations for tellurians regarding affect indices of the physicality etc closer examination of the text reveals the astonishing possibility that these purportedly nefarious and murderous monsters may be more human than their civilized enemies using violence in an act of desperation to overcome the hegemonic hedonists who eschew them and treat them as anathema while forcing them to abscond to live as pariahs in the wilderness Furthermore I will show by proceeding apodictically that Grendel and his mother have an intrinsic sense of morality and virtue that is rare among most humans unfortunately the stereotypical generalizations premature attributions and provincialism of this pantheonqualities which the Danes and Geats also categorically exemplify for if a perfect being uses flawed reasoning then a fortiori mortal men will also frustrates this forlorn family to the point of taking actions which are antithetical to their beliefs Paradoxically then virtue disguised as evil is destroyed by evil wearing the mask of virtuetwo histrionic vignettes which if believed can greatly alter ones understanding of the story If one thinks the foregoing assertions are a stretch get ready because if the rubber band of rhetoric aint malleable its gonna burst Although God knows that Grendel and his mother are inherently virtuous and desire to reconcile their differences with him he snubs them on purpose an orchestrated maneuver to drive them to certifiable actions so that the faith of the Danes and the Geats can be tested - he uses them as pawns and in the end they all suffer as they are divested of their corporeal existence or labeled as recreants forever doomed to suffer plague and misfortune- they are struck with a cecity to their self-constructed apotheosis and forced to identify
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