Grendel and Beowulf

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Living life as a human being is a very difficult task for us humans to accomplish, yet we are doing so. Many works of literature have a character that portrays something on or about life. Three characters of well known novels will carry on with this function. On John Gardners, Grendel the main character Grendel is very confused of the life he is living. He is in search of his purpose in life, what he doesn’t realize at the beginning is his purpose is to be the villain. The humans in the novel are terrified of Grendel because to them he is a beast. As a natural reaction for us humans when in fear we tend to eliminate what causes us fear. In many occasions humans try to kill Grendel because he is viewed as evil, until Beowulf accomplishes men’s goal and kills Grendel. What Grendels character is telling us is that our purpose in life is to find our purpose and dealing with it, meaning what are we here for? As in becoming a professional to help other people, a criminal, someone who causes pity on others. We all have a purpose in life and our job is to find it and live it, becau...

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