When pondering the question, ‘Did the character of Grendel remind you of someone you know?”, I firstly tried thinking of an individual who could possess some similar traits to Grendel. Evil, malicious, resentful, stealthy – no one came to mind. Then reality struck me to…
Essays on Grendel
by John Gardner
Best topics on Grendel
European mythology, Fantasy novel, Postmodern literature
Grendel, Grendel's mother, Beowulf, Hrothgar, The Shaper, The Shaper's assistant, Unferth, Wealtheow, Hrothulf, Freawaru, Hygmod, The dragon, Red Horse, Ork
"Grendel" is a retelling of part of the Old English poem Beowulf from the perspective of the antagonist, Grendel.