Grendel As A Monster In Beowulf

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In the epic poem, Beowulf, by Seamus Heaney, Grendel is made into a monster by the reaction of society to his ancestry and the roles of Cain and his mother.
All evil is believed to exist by reason of Cain's reputation and this is why society views Grendel as a monster. Grendel is an ancestor of Cain, who is seen throughout the community as an evil outcast , which reflects onto Grendel. Cain out of jealousy, kills his brother Abel which is seen as an malicious sin. In Seamus Heaney's version of Beowulf, he states that as a result of Cain's sin, he was, “branded an outlaw, marked by having murdered, he moved into the wilds. Shunned company and joy” (Heaney 1263-1265). Cain attracted this reputation upon himself and carries it throughout his ancestry. The outcome of Cain's atrocity results in society recognizing anything to do with Cain corrupt. The almighty was not found of this act and from his outrage, ”sprang misbegotten spirits, among them Grendel, the banished and cursed,” (Heaney 12676-1267). As stated, Grendel is cursed with Cain's prior actions by society viewpoint. Before Grendel invades the Heorot, he does nothing uphold a reputation of Cain. Furthermore, Grendel is isolated and seen as an outcast, he recognizes only misery, and wants to deflect his pain onto others.
Lack of parental supervision leads to unremorseful actions. Grendel's mother presnets herself to not care about his overall well-being as she sees him night after night, conducting destructive

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