Beowulf: Grendel?s Past Essay, Research Paper
Grendel was the embodiment of all that was evil and dark. Before Grendel was a monster, his name was Lednerg He was described as a monster, demon, and a fiend. Terrible events occurred to Grendel to transform him into a horrible monster.
Lednerg had a very weird childhood. He did not have any siblings. Throughout his childhood, Lednerg endured many insults directed to him and his family. His parents were also second cousins. He was always the last to finish his homework. During his early years, sports were not very kind to Lednerg. His only friend was Adolf. Adolf was extremely smart, and he was blessed with great sporting abilities. Whenever Lednerg was in a pensive mood, Adolf always brought joy to him. Lednerg?s education ended when his mom got in a verbal assault with the school president. With lack of sufficient education, Lednerg made many stupid decisions in his life.
Since Lednerg did not attend school anymore, his parents forced him to get a job. Lednerg worked for Natas, who owned a football team, as a water boy. All the football players made fun of everything that Lednerg did at work. In the beginning, Lednerg did not get discouraged; in fact, Lednerg worked extra hard to make sure the water was at perfect temperature for drinking. Unfortunately, one of the players made fun of Lednerg?s mom. Something in Lednerg?s mind went off, and he tackled the player with all his strength. Natas saw Lednerg?s potential; however, he knew he needed to have full control of Lednerg. Natas separated Lednerg from his family by killing all his relatives. Natas told Lednerg that he needed to be angrier to be a better football player.
During one of the football games, Lednerg hit the opponent in the head after the play was over. After staying a few days in the Intensive Care Unit, he died. Lednerg felt very upset at what he had done, but Natas told him that it was not his fault. At this time, Adolf was also on the football team. Natas told Lednerg that if by some chance Adolf was hurt, then all the glory would be his. The next day, Adolf was found dead. Lednerg had so many thoughts going through his head about everything he had done. After murdering his best friend, Lednerg became insane. When Natas realized that Lednerg could not play football because he was mentally deranged, he left Lednerg.
No one could contain Lednerg, so they let him do whatever he wanted to do. Lednerg was so disgusted with himself that he changed his name to Grendel. Since his whole life was ruined, Grendel could not stand people being happy. Grendel started worshipping the devil, and soon Satan turned Grendel into a monster.