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Once upon a time many years ago there lived a monster in a cave He was a hideous beast with green fur and yellow teeth The townspeople feared him and would never approach his cave he in turn would never venture out to the town for he new he was not wanted and didnt like the people much anyhow There was one particular day of the year that he couldnt stand and on this day he vowed to ruin the towsnfolks fun for if he could not have any why should they This story should sound somewhat familiar it is the story of the Grinch but it seems to have a lot in common with Beowulf in specific Grendel Both Characters were outcasts from society symbolic of a displaced people and even though Grendel is portrayed as an evil monster he is not just a simple killer His is a tale of loss sorrow resistance and death and has been seen in cultures throughout the centuries Grendels tale of displacement stems back to the time of Adam and Eve and their children Cain and Able When Cain killed Able God banished him far from mankind Grendel is a descendant of Cain so he shares Cains banishment He is displaced not only from whatever land or wealth he would have if he were human but he is also displaced from God It is this loss of human emotion that causes Grendel to destroy Since he cannot approach the throne like other people he chooses to try to destroy the throne because he has no love for him This is the main reason Grendel is a symbol of displaced peoples After all he is a direct descendent of the very first displaced people Adam and Eve Unlike Adam and Eve Grendel is doomed to an eternity of banishment from Gods light because of Cains sin against his brother Grendel is not only banished from Gods light
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