In John Garner's Grendel, why do you think Grendel insists that his death is an accident?

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John Gardner gives Grendel a voice in his novel Grendel , and the reader learns what it's like to be Grendel from the creature himself. From the start of the novel, Grendel describes feeling slightly confused and disgusted by human behavior and humans in general; the thought of Beowulf, a human, as a being immortalized in literature for an undeserved victory is dismaying. With this context in mind, the reader can see why Grendel insists that his death is an accident, rather than a heroic feat of bravery and god-like combat ability. Such an argument minimizes Beowulf's achievement...

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