Wolf with Napkin on Neck Planks from a floor Pic of Matted Dog Oak Tree with Roots Question # 1 How did this story affect your feelings about Grendel? Explain. Question # 2 How does this selection portray Grendel’s personality and motives? (Consider his feelings, his shock upon encountering Beowulf, his confusion during and after the battle with Beowulf, his calls to his mother, and the final line that he whispers to the animals.) Question # Why do you think Grendel insists that his death is an accident? Question # 3 Literary Concept: Point of View. Grendel is told in first-person point of view. How is this selection’s point of view significant? Explain. Question # 4 Do you think Gardner’s Grendel is an accurate rendition of the character that appears in Beowulf? Why or why not? Question # How does this selection reflect attitudes and values of today’s world? Use details from the text in your answer to support your answer.