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An Analysis of a Selection of Quotes from Grendel

Summary: Provides a selection of quotes from Grendel, a modern retelling of the Beowulf epic by John Gardner. Analyzes each quote for theme, symbolism, and its importance to the plot.
Grendel

Chapter 1, page 8.

Grendel:

"So it goes with me day by day and age by age, I tell myself. Locked in the deadly progression of moon and stars... (Talking, talking. Spinning a web of words, pale walls of dreams, between myself and all I see.)"

Now is when you first start to pity Grendel. I sensed a bit of loneliness the way he keeps referring to the way he does so many things between him and himself. It was very interesting how he refers to the progression of moon and stars (possibly referring to the days going by) as "deadly." That thought made me believe that he may be hopeless. He's not sure why he is still here, why he is still living. He knows that in the end, there is death waiting for him. He seems to keep that in...

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