Satire Between Grendel & Beowulf

Satire Between Grendel & Beowulf

The satire that I found within Grendel and Beowulf was that Grendel and Beowulf as well as the rest of the thanes, were always fighting but mentally in the end were fighting for the same thing. Even though Grendel is antisocial and isolates himself from all lifeforms, as opposed to Beowulf who prides himself in fighting for his people, they were at the same time duplicates of one another. Arriving to the satire in Grendel, which was also brought out in the story of Beowulf, was that all thanes wanted to die an honorable death and that was in battle. This in turn brought the main conflict of both stories, which was that enemies like Grendel and Beowulf would rather die themselves than to have their counterpart die honorably. Ultimately, the man with the most physical strength and stamina wins the battle. In essence, the satire was brought out when Grendel was compared to Beowulf and vice versa.
In the book Beowulf, an example of this idea would be an incident between Beowulf and Grendel. Beowulf accepted the fact that if he dies while in battle, he will die with the honor. When Beowulf patiently

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