Grendel’s journal

Explain the communication problems you are having with the humans and why the 12-year war is as a result of misunderstanding Communication with the humans proves to be an issue. I’m unable to make friends with the human due to the fact that there exists a barrier that makes me fail to comprehend their ways of communication (Gardner 25). From my understanding, I feel that human possess the tendency to rush over things without fast putting much concentration through and over the issue. Perhaps my accent is difficult to be comprehended by the humans, or my voice gets in gowls. I felt that the humans do not really understand me, I think that the language they speak is my own though spoken in a strange manner. For instance, when I shouted “pig” not even a single human took time to listen, the war is hence as a result of the lack to understand one another. Human attack me even when they do not know what I want, they make assumptions about themselves that I mean harm to them.

Without a reliable way of communicating, thy force me to fight them.  I sank to my knees, yelling friend! Friend! Yet the human only yanked at me yipping like scamps Milosh et al (pg.52). When I in asking for peace, they humans do not interpret the message as expected, and they conclude it to be a ferocious roar and occasion drive their strengths to fight me, which I retaliate in personal defense. I think the humans are shaken by my strange shape that is strung beside the tree, responding by springing into violence against me. The beasts also fail to show attention and acceptance towards me. The bull strikes me uncontrollably against the tree. Defend your terrorizing of the Danes relate how it has resulted in good deeds The celebrations of the people, while they showed recognition to the great works of their King, disturbs me. Out of agony, I take a step to punish them. It is not that it is good practice to attack a human, but their manner of enjoyment acts as a distraction to the neighboring.

A reason that can make any person like to quiet the noises. Every night I would terrorize them, but after all there cam the warrior (Beowulf) and he fight me in order to make the people live in peace without having to fear (Ogilvy & Jack 372). I feel that the defeat of the warrior reinstated the peace that was prevailing the place before. The Danes are delighted yet again, and the young man’s reputation spreads in the entire kingdom. With the peace of the people restored, he goes back to his country. Discuss the shaper and the role he plays in some of your actions The shaper is a representation of the potential hidden in the confines of art aimed at changing the way humans view themselves as well as the world that they are living in. He is an important character in the play and defines some of the actions that I’m involved in. The character is an old man. Although he has some abnormality (blind), he arrives at Hrothgar as claims that he can perform singing sessions if only he can be given some few pounds. Through him, it is possible to make an exploration of the art, beauty, and language concepts.

Through the songs he dances, he becomes an inspiration to the men of Hrothgar and becomes a propagator of the ideology of heroism, religion, and justice. He acts as a figure to be respected, and more important Hrothgar build a great mead hall as an inspiration for the character. To me, I feel that shaper, as the name depicts, he possesses the ability and strength to influence changes in the world. I feel that he is a character who is responsible for creating a sense of order in the society. He has the potential to define beauty and give a meaning to life from the chaotic state of the universe. I’m more fascinated and greatly enticed by the colorfulness of the arts that shaper makes (Nitzsche 290). Although the art is amusing, I am also enraged since I know that it is false and it inhibits a huge chunk of lies in it. Nonetheless, I feel that they dislike a have towards to arts of the old man as a result of some jealousy. The reason behind it is because I wish to be a member of the community that the old man has unified through his works. The shaper is a possessor of real authority, and I feel that he is able to make real things happen, an example is his influence on the construction of the Hart.

Retell the battle with Unferth. Explain Unferth has no great influence in the works, but we have similar characteristics in that we are both doomed. Although I am not directly guilty as Unferth, we suffer the same consequences (Malmberg 242). He is however characterized with the killing of kin, an action that makes him lack the interest to be featured in most part of the paper. Although the character is not established in details, the act of killing kinds makes it possible to reveal who he is and his role in the play. In order to build his reputation Unferth tries to engage me in a fight. The main reason for him wanting us to fight is because he wants not to be remembered as an infant killer. His challenge to fight me comes later after the arrival of Beowulf. He abuses the visitors at the banquet, a behavior that is against the code of conduct of the place. He makes an accusation to Beowulf as a lad because he entered into a swimming competition with a young boy called Breca (Lumiansky 547). At this point Beowulf retaliated by accusing him that his fame only lies on the history that he murdered his brothers. We are hence engaged in the fight of which he emerges as the winner. After the fight he accepts to admit the superiority of Beowulf.

Works Cited

Gardner, John. “Grendel. New York: Alfred A.” (1971). 23-45.Lumiansky, Robert M. “The Dramatic Audience in” Beowulf”.” The Journal of English and Germanic Philology 51.4 (1952): 545-550.

Malmberg, Lars. “Grendel and the Devil.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen (1977): 241-243.Milosh, Joseph, and John Gardner. “John Gardner’s” Grendel”: Sources and Analogues.” Nitzsche, Jane C. “The structural unity of Beowulf: the problem of Grendel’s mother.” Texas Studies in literature and language 22.3 (1980): 287-303.

Ogilvy, Jack David Angus. “Unferth: Foil to Beowulf?.” Publications of the Modern Language Association of America (1964): 370-375.