The Tale of Grendel
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Author: Emma Habert
This is the castle!
Grendel is a surprisingly big monster, even since birth. He lives in Denmark, which is the country where Hrothgar rules. Grendel’s mother and him both live peacefully in a swamp that is miles away from any people. In fact, he is quite comfortable with the looks of the trees and landscape. Grendel has always been a nice soul, and his heart is full of innocence.
I will avenge all those you've slain!
Grendel loves his mother, especially growing up. She would tell him stories about the humans of the world, and how there are rulers of the land that live in amazing castles. Grendel is automatically curious about this new intriguing world. However, his mother gives him a warning to never wander out of the swamp, since evil lurked everywhere.
Despite her warnings, Grendel’s curiosity gets the better of him, so he walks through the swamp to find a place where he could see some humans. Getting there, he sees a tall gray and red structure. He then gets excited when he sees two figures in the distance, but gets confused when they turn and run into the building. Curious again, Grendel follows them.
Walking in the castle, Grendel encounters a group of humans who are shouting and thrustings sharp things in the air. He looks forward and sees a man who is also shouting things, but he is confused because they are accusing him of killing people, even though he hadn’t. Suddenly the man approaches and starts to tackle him. Grendel is scared and really wants to see his mother.
In agony, Grendel screams as the man rips Grendel’s arm off. Quickly, he turns around and sprints outside and back into his swamp. As Grendel approaches his home, he collapses from the blood loss. Grendel’s mother finds him, but when she does, he is already dead. Little does Hrothgar’s council know, they have unleashed the wrath of the grieving mother.
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