Grendel's Last Words Analysis

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Grendel’s last words “Poor Grendel’s had an accident… So may you all.” (Gardner 174). To illustrate, these words are meant as curse to all the animals/old friends who gathered around Grendel as he waited there to die. “ They watch on evil, incredibly stupid, enjoying my destruction” (Gardner 174). Grendel slowly starts to realize that he does not have much time left since he does not feel any pain and asks himself if it is joy he feels as he lays on the ground slick with blood. “ They watch with mindless, indifferent eyes as calm and midnight black as the chasm below me. Is it joy i feel?” (Gardner 173). Afterwards, while Grendel is distressed about his impending death, he feels a sense of security and acceptance as he draws closer. I feel

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