Comparing Beowulf, Grendel's Mother And The Dragon

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Grendel, Grendel's Mother and the Dragon. All have 2 things in common, they are all ferocious and vicious monsters, and they are all sworn enemies of Beowulf. These monsters all had one goal, to kill people. Grendel is a man-eating demon, who is a descendent of Cain,that lives in the land of the Spear-Danes. His physical appearance is described using human body parts. He attacks King Hrothgar's mead-hall in Heorot every night. His motivation for wanting to kill every single night is because of Grendel hearing Hrothgar and the people of Heorot singing songs about Gods creation of the world. And for this reason, Grendel goes to the mead-hall every night, and slaughters as many of King Hrothgar's warriors as he possibly can and feeds off of their corpses. He cannot be harmed by anything. Not even a sword with the sharpest blade on the planet could slay this beast. Grendel's…show more content…
The layer that Grendel and his mother live in is described like any monster’s layer would be described, dark, creepy and dangerous. The layer is described in lines 545-553. If I could describe it in my own words, it sounds like a large, dark cave that runs underneath a lake and the lake is covered in frozen spray. What this says about Grendel and his mom is that they do not care what type of environment they live, as long as they can go out and feed off on the people of Heorot. And that is what makes Beowulf want to end them forever, so that the people of Heorot do not have to live in fear anymore. The Dragons lair however is important to Beowulf. It is important because of the Dragon guard’s treasure that is very valuable to the Geats. The dragon has been asleep for fifty years. The dragon and Beowulf become foes because now that the dragon is awake, it poses as a threat. In the final battle between the dragon and Beowulf, Beowulf slays the dragon. And Wiglaf takes the treasure back to Heorot to show it as a prize for slaying the

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