I finally read Grendel, and it was actually worth my time. There is a very touching scene in which Grendel longs to be other than he is, but cannot find the path.
My heart was light with Hrothgar's goodness, and leaden with grief at my own bloodthirsty ways. ~ Chapter 4
:: for more on Grendel, visit Johnathan Sullivan's review
:: related post on my blog: Beowulf