Literary Elements In The Novel 'Grendel' By John Gardner

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In the novel “Grendel” by John Gardner, grendel says “ Poor Grendel's had an accident… So may you all”. Those words were meant as a curse because he almost saying revenge is going to get everyone . This quote represents Grendel admitting his malice towards the people of the thebes for his unpleasant childhood. He wishes a accident to them not a death wish. Grendel's words are meant to affect the animal kingdom because in the novel it says “ They watch on evil,incredibly stupid, enjoying my destruction.”.( Gardner 174) This quote says those who are watching are enjoying his death and are happy that his time had finally came to an end. Next Grendel also says” they watch with mindless, indifferent eyes, as calm and midnight black as the

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