Which comparison of beowulf and grendel is most accurate? *grendel is characterized as sensitive in the poem, but he is characterized as cruel in the novel. *both the poem and the novel are all about grendel; he is the main character in both stories. *in the poem, grendel seems like a heartless monster, but in the novel he is emotionally complex. *the poem and the novel are very similar, and both characterize grendel in the same way.


The most accurate comparison between Beowulf and Grendel in the poem, Grendel seems like a heartless monster, but in the novel, it’s emotionally complex.

Grendel is portrayed as the pure evil in the poem Beowulf. It’s pure evil by killing their loved ones and bringing bad things with them and portraying them as someone who must be killed. In Grendel, a novel by John Gardner, the complex monster is shown emotionally by bringing goodness through its evil deeds, for example, his poetry and art. We notice through Grendel ‘s characteristics that he has a problem with where he is and with the universe. He had built his own theory of life, everything is a result of his own outlook and he is there by himself until he meets Beowulf. Grendel portrays himself as evil to understand that how do we take things right? Who are we? are we on the right track? Hence, we tend to act according to society about what it feels like to be good. Hence, we face our own identity and create a monster in us.