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It is time." pg.166- This quote is the moment before the crux of the story. Grendel has decided to meet Beowulf and the Geats, and this quote is the final moment of suspense before he plunges in, and the final ideas of the book play out.
I do not listen. I am sick at heart. I have been betrayed before by talk like that. "Mama!" I bawl. p. 170 This shows that Grendel does have some feeling and human emotion. I felt myself sympathizing for Grendel. I felt bad for him and i wanted him to win. This is kind of the point of this book, to show the story from another point of view.
" Poor Grendel's had an accident," I whisper. " So may you all." pg. 174 - This quote is important because they are Grendel's last words. When he said this he was talking to all the creatures that had surrounded him and were watching him.
"I Was Grendel, Ruiner of Meadhalls, Wrecker of Kings!" pg. 80 - This quote is said by Grendel in chapter 6. This is important because this was the first time Grendel felt as if he had a purpose. Before he was suicidal and didn't understand his existence.
"I laugh when I see him. He throws himself at me, or he cunningly sneaks up behind, sometimes in a disguise-a goat,a dog, a sickly old woman-and I roll on the floor with laughter." Page 90. This is Grendel describing Unferth's attempts at his acts of heroism. Grendel laughs at these and other failed attempts because he finds that these attempts made by Unferth and the attempts made by the other humans are pathetic and useless.
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|jbranch4||Quote on page 66||2||Dec 17 2012, 10:25 AM EST by Anonymous|
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This quote is very interesting to me. While it also depresses me. The dragon is telling Grendel that time is a scale of magnitude. What happens in a second won't matter in a thousand years. What happens in a thousand years won't matter in a million years. So that got me thinking, Is anyone's life really that significant after you die will it matter that you were even here? Or is the dragon wrong. An earthquake can happen in a matter of second and can reshape the ground for many years to come. Or what about people of the civil rights movement, their actions have changed the way we live today. Anyways do you think the dragon is right? Is every second valuable or does it even matter?
|Anonymous||Grendel and the Goat||0||Dec 3 2010, 10:33 AM EST by Anonymous|
|dvibhakar24||quote on pg. 93||0||Sep 4 2009, 10:22 PM EDT by dvibhakar24|
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There is no limit to desire but desire’s needs.pg.93 I think quote means that we can desire whatever we want the wildest desire in your imagination but to be able to get what you desire is small. You can have desires but to fuel what you desire is hard.
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