Grendel - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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After Grendel leaves his cave in anger, he travels in search of the dragon. The red and gold dragon enjoys the fact he is able to scare Grendel. He makes the comparison that Grendel is afraid of him the same way people are afraid of Grendel. Grendel in return makes a conscious decision to stop terrorizing the humans. The dragon reads Grendel’s mind and asks Grendel why he would want to stop terrorizing him. According to the dragon, he is able to see time forward and backward. He has a higher level of intellect, even higher than Grendel’s, and the dragon knows humans have extremely flawed arguments. Rather than accepting things they can’t understand, they fill in the gaps with religion and mysticism in order to grasp a small understanding of the world. Whenever they begin to realize their beliefs are patchy and unreliable, they...

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