Grendel's Last Words Analysis

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In the book Grendel by John Gardner, Grendel’s last words: “Poor Grendel’s had an may you all.” Grendel’s final remarks expresses his emotions and thoughts. This statement is a blessing because Grendel is saying that the people of Danes will never know when they will die either just like him. At the end of his battle, Grendel keeps repeating “accident” (Gardner 173). Before he took his last breath Grendel wanted to remind the people that, life is an accident. Grendel wanted to wish the people well. Grendel last words are almost a release of some sorts. Throughout the chapters, Grendel is always coming up with his own philosophies. At the end of his life, his answers to his philosophies is that life is meaningless. Grendel believes

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