characterization in Grendel Flashcard Example #33580

Which comparison of Beowulf and Grendel is most accurate?
In the poem, Grendel seems like a heartless monster, but in the novel he is emotionally complex.
Which statement best compares the two excerpts?

Read these lines from Beowulf.

He realized
that the demon was going to descend on the hall,
that he had plotted all day, from dawn-light
until darkness gathered again over the world
and stealthy night-shapes came stealing forth
under the cloud-murk.

Read this excerpt from Grendel.

Thus I fled, ridiculous hairy creature torn apart by poetry—crawling, whimpering, streaming tears, across the world like a two-headed beast, like mixed-up lamb and kid at the tail of a baffled, indifferent ewe—and I gnashed my teeth and clutched the sides of my head as if to heal the split, but I couldn’t.

Grendel is described as an unfeeling creature in Beowulf, but he is a sensitive and emotional character in Grendel.
____ is the way an author presents a character
characterization
in Grendel, john gardner uses
1st person point of view to help readers see grendel’s side of a familiar story
both Beowulf and Grendel
tell the story of grendel’s encounters with human
This version of Grendel is more ________ than the version in John Gardner’s novel.
vicious
Which statement best describes Grendel’s perspective?

Then they would fight. Spears flying, swords whonking, arrows raining from the windows and doors of the meadhall and the edge of the woods. Horses reared and fell over screaming, ravens flew, crazy as bats in a fire, men staggered, gesturing wildly, making speeches, dying or sometimes pretending to be dying, sneaking off. Sometimes the attackers would be driven back, sometimes they’d win and burn the meadhall down, sometimes they’d capture the king of the meadhall and make his people give weapons and gold rings and cows.

It was confusing and frightening, not in a way I could untangle. I was safe in my tree, and the men who fought were nothing to me, except of course that they talked in something akin to my language, which meant that we were, incredibly, related. I was sickened, if only at the waste of it: all they killed—cows, horses, men—they left to rot or burn.

He feels disgusted by the wasteful nature of war.
How is Grendel characterized in this excerpt?

Thus I fled, ridiculous hairy creature torn apart by poetry—crawling, whimpering, streaming tears, across the world like a two-headed beast, like mixed-up lamb and kid at the tail of a baffled, indifferent ewe—and I gnashed my teeth and clutched the sides of my head as if to heal the split, but I couldn’t.

as upset and confused
How is Grendel characterized in this excerpt?

Now and then some trivial argument would break out, and one of them would kill another one, and all the others would detach themselves from the killer as neatly as blood clotting, and they’d consider the case and they’d either excuse him, for some reason, or else send him out to the forest to live by stealing from their outlying pens like a wounded fox. At times I would try to befriend the exile, at other times I would try to ignore him, but they were treacherous. In the end, I had to eat them.

practical
Which statement best describes Grendel’s perspective?

Hrothgar met with his council for many nights and days, and they drank and talked and prayed to their curious carved-out creatures and finally came to a decision.

He thinks that the men’s religious behavior is strange and interesting.

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