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BEOWOLF

Grendal is a sadistical monster. He survives by killing and eating his victims or shall we dare say prey. He is a sadist because only a sadist would say “they squeak, and I simile like exploding spring”. This leaves the impression that even though it’s a fight for food and his survival, he takes joy in their death. He revels in it. Grendal fought and killed for his food, which happened to be humans. At times you think he had some form of remorse with statements like “all at once I’m filled with gloom again”. He would lead one to believe he was convicted with the acts he made. As you look deeper into his character you begin to realize that it’s not conviction but regret that the event is over. When he makes the statement “all at once I’m filled with gloom again” he wants us to believe that he is can feel sadness and remorse. He wants us to believe his remorse was sincere and it overwhelmed him like an ocean of waves. Yet he leaves door open for speculation. There is neither remorse nor guilt in his ply. He sees his victims as toys and plays with them. He takes pride in others fear of him which makes him sound like a psychopathic creature with emotions like a demon. “I’m watching for potential victims and going to take to forest and eat you.” Overall, Grendal is a colorful person. The way he describes his victims before killing them is elegant but quite disturbing. His mannerisms are that of an enigmatic person. His choices are lacking in something to be desired.

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