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Beowulf - Grendel: the Monster

Grendel, the first antagonist in the epic poem Beowulf, is most definitely a monster. To even compare him to a "rambunctious youth" is irrational. The narrator emphasizes his monster-like qualities and even refers to him as a monster. The diction deliberately portrays him as evil, as do Grendel's own actions. <br> <br>The beginning line of the passage is , "A powerful monster …". In line 16-17, the narrator goes further by saying, "… the monster stirred, that demon, that fiend, Grendel, …". The...

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In the novel “Grendel,” by John Gardner, the main character Grendel encounters two other characters who greatly influence his view about the world around him. One of which is “The Sharper” and the other is “the dragon.” They both influence Grendels views on life in a unique ways especially since he looks at his life as isolation due to his communication. The “Dragon,” is an interesting and intelligent character who claims to know everything. He’s a huge, red/golden dragon that lives in a cave...

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Beowulf and Grendel: Competition between Rivals

Competition between rivals causes a battle over the mead halls. Jealousy leads to rage between protagonists. These leaders include Unferth, Beowulf and Grendel. In the stories Beowulf and Grendel, there are fierce encounters between enemies who attempt to defend their boasts and seek revenge, leaving no true hero. “…I can show the wise Hrothgar a way to defeat his enemy and find respite…” (Beowulf 21). In Beowulf’s call to adventure, he is not invited to help the Danes; Beowulf takes it upon himself...

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The Distinguished Characteristics of Beowulf vs. Grendel

Jongwon Josh Lee Dr. Weibly English IV 4 November, 2012 The Distinguished Characteristics of Beowulf vs. Grendel In Beowulf, the hero defeats the “corpse-maker”, Grendel. Of Beowulf’s three battles, the fight with Grendel has the most significance. Both Grendel and Beowulf emerge unexpectedly, foreigners who respectively destroy and restore to make dramatic changes to the peace of the Spear-Danes. Beowulf also proves his heroic nature in terms of personality, such as his loyalty and love...

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The Mother

“The Mother: Remember the children you got that you did not get” Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem “The Mother” is ambiguous and totally unexpected. The narrator starts by speaking about abortion in a very accusatory tone. In the first part of the poem the narrator uses second person language and accuses mothers of getting abortions and talks about how all the mothers will be missing out on seeing their children grow. She is talking to readers about abortions in general. She talks to mothers and patronizes...

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Andrea Professor SMcCombs English 1301 15 October 2012 Mothers It is no question that mothers are utterly important in every child’s life. As far as I could remember my mother has always been there for me. For example one of the many times she has been there for me was when she taught me the difference between healthy food and junk food. Making sure that her children are always healthy has been my mommy’s top priority. When I was six, or seven I can recall going to the corner store with my...

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Book Report on Grendel

Book Report On “GRENDEL” By: John Gardner Submitted By: Ian Gabriel Benetua Submitted To: Ma Graziella Sigaya Part I Setting: There are two main locations in which the story takes place. 1. Grendel’s Cave – A cave wherein Grendel stays to rest. He lives together with his mute mother. It was surrounded by the remains of dead carcasses and human bodies. The cave was dark and emitted a disgusting smell. Grendel was not happy living in such a place fit for animals. He thought of himself...

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MOTHER.THE PAIN OF LOSS.Now I can say with certainty that I had never understood others suffering from unbearable loss of a dear person.  For my part it used to be pity, compassion. When this happened to me, when my dear mother died, I started to understand all those people who lost someone they loved. There are perhaps no proper words to describe this pain, at least none used on this planet. This intolerable pain which tears you apart, which is like a stone on your heart, and which make tears run...

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A Mother

The mother in their family has many roles. She is not just your mother, she is the nurturer, doctor, nurse, teacher, cab driver, cook, house keeper, homework helper, clothing washer, cheerleader, disciplinarian, just too many to type at this moment. We don't realize just how important our mothers are. Mothers do and do and ask for nothing in return, we cry along with you when you are hurting, and will fight the biggest thing around defending you. You’re never “TOO OLD” to be mommy’s baby. There is...

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English IV Tues. & Thur. Mothers Rain of Gold is a book written by Victor Villañseor who talks about two families that escape from the Mexican Revolution to safety in the United States with the help of their mothers. During the time of the Mexican Revolution families will leave because I want to be safe because during that time it was horrible time to be in soldiers will rape young girls and get them pregnant or something bad will happen to them. A mother will do anything to protect their family...

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