Grendel's Argumentative Essay

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The last sentence of Grendel can occasionally leave an eerie and confused interpretation. Grendel says, “Poor Grendel’s had an accident... So may you all” (Gardner 174). The interpretation of this sentence is that Grendel is cursing the animals there and every other animal. Grendel’s use of the word “poor” is to show humiliation in his self, but also in a mocking way. Throughout the story, Grendel feels sorry for himself because of his disconnect from other beings and his own beliefs. For example, Grendel contemplates throwing himself off of a cliff in the beginning of the story because he feels that he has no one else to be with or communicate with (Gardner 10). He endures his struggle and existence by himself, with only his mother to sometimes

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