Was Grendel a kind of devil !

Grendel is indeed a vicious monster, but there are clues that he is more than that, perhaps some kind of devil. What evidence can you find in the extract to support such a claim? Write down lines from the poem and also try to explain in your own words.

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Both Grendel and his mother are described as descendants of Cain, who commited the first murder and was exiled to a faraway place. This comparision also alludes to the devil and original sin.

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