The Tragedy Of Beowulf By William Shakespeare

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Ancestry plays an important part in Beowulf, it is the blood that the characters carry that decides their fate. To try to deny destiny, is both courageous yet, for some it is futile. Beowulf’s most conflicting character is Grendel, throughout the story you may feel pity for him, and other times you feel hatred for him. Grendel live in a marshy swamp, and is a descendant of Cain, who killed his own blood brother, Abel, out of jealousy. To pay for this ultimate sin, Cain 's whole clan was condemned to be outcasts. The apple does not fall far from the tree because Grendel also feels envy towards the people in Heorot for shunning him away, so he retaliates by killing people without feeling any type of remorse.
In the beginning, times were peaceful in Heorot. There would often be banquets in the mead-hall and warriors would celebrate their victories. “It harrowed him to hear the din of the loud banquet,” (Beowulf 43). Grendel was frustrated by all the noise the people made every single day. This may seem as an overreaction, but the reader must look at it from both sides. One can only wonder about the agony Grendel must have went through to hear the people who tormented him, have parties every single day and enjoy themselves. It’s no surprise that Grendel ended up snapping and going into a rampage. Although Grendel is dangerous, he only attacks when it is dark outside. Could it be that Grendel is ashamed of being seen when it 's daylight? “Grendel has a local habitation and a

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