#1
Anyone else read this work?





I was utterly disappointed and bored by Beowulf but Grendel, despite what I had first imagined it would be, is fucking amazing.


It's kind of sad but I can actually relate to Grendel. I really love the book.


Any other fans?
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#3
This is a little surreal.

One is an 11th-ish century Old English epic poem. The other is a novel from the 70s.

No they are not similar style-wise. Why would you think they would be?



I'm being a bit hyperbolic, I understand the relationship between the book and the poem.
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No, but I've heard about it. I thought Beowulf was cool, is it similiar? Style-wise, I mean.



Hell no, it's a completely different experience, but IMO, if you've read Beowulf, you should read Grendel.
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#5
Is it like Beowulf's "Wicked"?
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Is it like Beowulf's "Wicked"?



In a way.
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#7
I hated beowulf...
this actually sounds pretty cool but Im planning on reading A Clockwork Orange for my next book
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I hated beowulf...
this actually sounds pretty cool but Im planning on reading A Clockwork Orange for my next book

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Isn't Grendal that thing that Beowulf kills?

One of the things he kills.
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One of the things he kills.

The thing in the cave, right?
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You'll get better responses in the Lit thread. I'm thinking about picking this one up for a report for my world myth section though

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The thing in the cave, right?

naw he doesn't kill it in a cave.
he kills the mum in the cave
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#17
I read it in 12th grade English I believe, I thought it was really interesting.

It had never occurred to me to look at Beowulf from Grendel's perspective and it delved into the idea's of existentialism and nihilism. Plus we went on a field trip to see the movie and Grendel's Mom was smoking.
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This is a little surreal.

One is an 11th-ish century Old English epic poem. The other is a novel from the 70s.

No they are not similar style-wise. Why would you think they would be?



I'm being a bit hyperbolic, I understand the relationship between the book and the poem.


Aww, now I feel dumb...
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naw he doesn't kill it in a cave.
he kills the mum in the cave

Ooooh I remember now. I read the novelized version in middle school.