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In John Gardners Grendel he portrays Grendel as a vicious monster at first only killing for pure joy He has the feeling and intentions of a murderer Dickie Bird Halked of Tomson Highways play Dry Lips Oughta Move To Kapuskasing is not a murderer though Yet they both make similar violent attacks on women Dickie Birds attack rules out the possibility that Grendels reason for the attack on Queen Wealtheow was out of his murderous nature The only other reason he would make an attack like that is because he must be attracted to Wealtheow The attacks on Queen Wealtheow and NanabushPatsy were caused through jealousy and envy What attracts Grendel and Dickie Bird to Wealtheow and NanabushPatsy is their innocence and caring nature towards other people When Wealtheow arrived at Hrothgars hall for the first time she was very quiet But as time passed she became more comfortable with her surroundings Her presence in the hall boosted the moral of Hrothgars men including Hrothgar She made him very happy He would glance at his queen from time to time each glance his smile would grow warmer for a moment 106 Grendel notices the high moral of Hrothgars men and he does not like it But at the same time he notices that Wealtheow makes him feel good about himself He cannot get her off his mind Grendel likes what he sees of Wealtheow and becomes jealous Almost the same thing happens to Dickie Bird After Dickie Bird takes off from home nobody bothers to go looking for him except NanabushPatsy She cares about the well being of Dickie Bird almost treating him like a brother There you are I came out to look for you 98 Dickie Bird has never had anybody care about him like that before His mother is a drunk and considers him an inconvenience Dickie Bird is jealous of Simon Starblanket because he has NanabushPatsy as his fiancee
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