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In Julius Caesar Shakespeare wrote The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars But in ourselves that we are underlings Humans constantly search for justification of their fate whether in stars tealeaves or themselves Likewise in John Gardners Grendel Grendel and others search both the sky and their hearts for meaning in their existence when mortality sentences them to death The repeating images of sky in Grendel reveal that humanity has a constant struggle to find sense and reason in life when fate the ultimate driving force of the universe Foremost humans sometimes respond to the decisiveness of fate with spite and anger and the repeated imagery of the sky reflects this attitude towards destiny Grendels conversations with the sky betray his bitterness and frustration at his fate He looks to the heavens for answers as to why his destiny is to be a monster and the oblivious sky and witless moon present no justification for his bad fortune 79 Grendel simply wants to discern why he must live his life as an outcast rather than with someone to talk to and when the stars offer no reply their rudeness enrages him 53 He further reveals his abhorrence of his existence by making obscene and defiant gestures but the sky remains forever unimpressed with the pain of being a monster 6 In addition violent descriptions of the sun closely relate to Grendels animosity toward his own providence Grendel experiences rage toward his destiny to be a monster that terrorizes the villagers and the sun blinds him 14 Furthermore the dragon instills a cynical and hateful attitude in Grendel and Grendel feels himself fall toward a black sun a fate to be a cruel monster 61 Moreover Grendel feels hostile to people who find validation for their existence and destiny and imagery of the sky accompanies this aggression He believes that the creation of the sun and moon as lights to land-dwellers is
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