?

Beowulf

Free Version

Upgrade subject to access all content

Moderate

An allusion to Cain

beowulf-1QRLJV

From the following allusion, what can the reader infer about Grendel?

"Grendel was the name of this grim demon
haunting the marches, marauding round the heath
and the desolate fens; he had dwealt for a time
in misery among the banished monsters,
Cain clan, whom the Creator had outlawed and condemned as outcasts" (102-107).

A

Readers will mark Grendel as a complex character

B

Readers will consider Grendel a sympathetic character

C

Readers will consider Grendel an evil character

D

Readers will consider Grendel a greedy character

E

Readers will mark Grendel as a character capable of change.