Gardner, through Grendel’s narration, really emphasizes the eyes of others—Grendel’s mother’s eyes, the eyes of the other grumbling creatures in the cave, the bull’s eyes, etc. Why? What is Gardner’s point?


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The eyes are truth to the soul. I tried to avoid the cliche "windows to the soul". Really though much of this story involves decoding these characters. The eyes hold the real motivations and essence of each character.