Grendel's Last Words Analysis

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To begin with, Grendel’s last words are meant to affect the animal kingdom and Grendel’s words were meant as a curse. Grendel’s last words were meant to affect the animal kingdom because the only ones that were present at his death were the animals. Grendel demonstrates that the animals were the only ones around by “Animals gather around me, enemies of old, to watch me die” (Gardner 173). The animal’s had seen Grendel alive last. With this quote Grendel is saying that that even the animals that were his enemies were present at his death when his mother was nowhere to be found. Furthermore, the line in Grendel “Poor Grendel’s had an accident… So may you all” (Gardner 174). This quote demonstrates that this is meant as a curse, it is meant

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