Today, we will experience several student versions of Grendel’s story. Then, you will read a professional author’s version of the same story, comparing and contrasting the two stories.
Read Chapters 11 and 12 in Grendel by John Gardner (pp. 151-174). Access the document you will need today at https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=Y3NkbS5rMTIubWkudXN8bWlhaHxneDo3M2Q4MTMyNGM2MTZkN2Uw
PLEASE NOTE: The version of the text that is on the Internet provides MORE of the text than you need for this assignment. You will NOT read the entire text (unless you just want to). You are to read pages 151 to 174 (using the page numbers handwritten at the bottom of the document).
As you read, consider the difference that perspective makes in your understanding of the story. Does your opinion about Grendel change as you read Gardner’s version? What causes the change in your perspective?