Grendel Summary
John Gardner

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Grendel Summary

Grendel is a first-person account of Grendel, the creature Beowulf kills in the sixth-century epic poem Beowulf. Grendel looks like a terrifying beast, but he has highly developed cognitive skills. Throughout the novel, he debates philosophical ideas while trying to figure out exactly what and who he is. While this battle is raging inside him, Grendel is also terrorizing the Danes and their king, Hrothgar. Grendel observes humanity as it develops...

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