Beowulf Graphic NovelBeowulf Graphic Novel Nick Costello
Grendel is a huge monster that hates peoples happiness. “Then, when darkness had dropped, Grendel Went up to Herot, wondering what the warriors would do in that hall when their drinking was done. He found them sprawled in sleep, suspecting nothing, their dreams undisturbed” (lines 30-34). Grendel goes into the mead hall while everyone is in a deep sleep after a night of drinking. The sleepers expect nothing which is why Grendel attacks when he does. Grendel is a coward considering he only attacks while people are in a deep sleep and drunk. Grendel is an evil beast that lives in the marshes. “He was spawned in that slime of Cain, murderous creatures banished by God, punished forever for the crime of Abel’s death” (lines 19-23). Grendel comes from a family of murders and is a descendent of Cain, the first murderer. God cursed all Cain’s descendent by making them monsters.