Grendel and his mother both were driven by inward desire that was created by an exterior force, but this does not excuse the fact they also differed from one another.
One aspect would be his actions that he takes when facing difficult times. Introduction: The introduction will establish my stance on who I believe the real monsters are in Beowulf and reference the characters I wish to defend Grendel, his mother and the dragon.
Beowulf being pure good, and Grendel being pure evil. Because Beowulf represents the ideal Anglo-Saxon warrior and king, readers can infer that his personality traits are those that were held in high esteem by members of Anglo-Saxon society.
What does it take to be a hero? He took responsibility upon himself in a situation that required none.
Jekyll and Mr. These definitions may not be so indubitable as John Gardner takes a hero and villain to a whole new level in his novel, Grendel.