We are the murderous monsters man-kind fears. The king of the sky sent us here to avoid doing Cain's work.
I am having fun, festive, frivolity time in this room full of rythmic sounds!
This sicking, savage, scary monster is going to put us in our graves!
These sleeping warriors look like a delightful, delicious, defenseless stomach stuffer.
Grendel was conceived by a pair of Cain's ancestors and was banished to middle earth. "The Almighty drove Those demons out, and their exile was bitter, Shut away from men;..." (lines 23-25). Also, in lines 20-22, the story says "Conceived by a pair of those monsters born Of Cain, murderous creatures banished By God,..."
12 WINTERS LATER...
I am full of fear, frustration, and fright as I do not think I will make it out of this.
Grendel was curious about what the men would do after their celebration. It brought pain to Grendel to hear someone have so much joy. "In the darkness, growled in pain, impatient As day after day the music rang Loud in that hall,..." (lines 2-4). Also in lines 30-31 it says Then, when darkness had dropped, Grendel Went up to Herot,..."
When Grendel found the men they were sleeping peacefully, a perfect opportunity to attack. In lines 36-37, it says "He slipped through the door and there in the silence Snatched up thirty men,..." The story also says "back To his lair, delighted with his night's slaughter." (lines 39-40)
The deady demon is dead!
After 12 years of not visiting Herot's hall, a warrior named Beowulf brought faith to the people and had a plan that would end their sorrow. On lines 409-410, it says "seeing the hall Crowded with sleeping warriors,". Although, Grendel was not expecting what was coming next. "His mind was flooded with fear..." (line 435) Beowulf fought back.
Grendel was full of fear and weakness as this was the first time he has met someone stronger than him. "Grendel Saw that his strength was deserting him,..." (lines 492-493). Grendel was in pain as his arms were tied up, "He twisted in pain, And the bleeding sinews deep in his shoulder Snapped,..." (lines 496-498).
After Grendel rips his arm off trying to escape he is too weak to recover. "But wounded as he was could flee to his den, His miserable hole at the bottom of the marsh,... (lines 501-502). He dies at the edge of the lake, not far from his home. "From the rafters where Beowulf had hung it, was the monster's Arm, claw and shoulder and all." (Lines 516-518)