Grendel's Last Words Analysis

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First, Grendel's last words were, “Poor Grendel’s had an accident.... so may you all.” these words were meant to affect the animal kingdom because they were there when Grendel had died. “Animals gather around me, enemies of old, to watch me die. I give them what I hope will appear a sheepish smile.” (Gardner 173). As they watch Grendel perish, he sees that his enemies gather around and to watch him die without feeling any type of pity towards Grendel. Moreover, Grendel says “ is it joy I feel?” (Gardner 173). While Grendel lays there seeing all the animals gather around, he can feel the joy that the animals feel as they see him die. Making his last words be cursing words towards the animal kingdom because they’re his enemies, which leads

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