Although Beowulf is a hero and Grendel is an antihero , they are actually parallels and have a few similarities . First , they are both outcasts and choose to operate alone . Second , they both are filled with anger as they go into battle ; Grendel is offended by the happy men's merrymaking's and Beowulf is offended by the monster and his vicious killing . Third , they are both proud and boastful , though in Beowulf's case he has reason to be were as Grendel does not ..
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