Favorite character?Who do you find most appealling? Why?
Grendel's mother!! Most of the time in literature when there's a definite "bad guy", they are portrayed as a heartless beast - something so horrible that we can't relate to his/her/its actions as an antagonist. Grendel has all the makings of that traditional antagonist. Then, after his death, we see an attack by his mother seeking revenge. How perfect is that?!? All of a sudden, Grendel has a mother who is just as concerned about his well-being as the rest of our parents; somebody hurt her little boy so she needs to take action. To me, that added to the characterization of Grendel more than any of the Geats whose blood he drank and bones he crushed.