Today we read a piece of John Gardner’s 1971 novel, Grendel. Grendel retells the story of Beowulf from he perspective of the monster. Click here for a copy of the selection. After reading this, do you feel empathy for Grendel? Do you feel differently about Beowulf? How does Grendel’s story differ from the “original” version? After reading this do you still consider Beowulf the hero of the story?
For homework please answer the following question:
What is the central idea of Grendel?
Identify one writing strategy (literary element or literary technique or rhetorical device) develops this central idea.
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