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In Grendel, who or what is considered to be good in Grendel's eyes and of what does this goodness consist?

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Grendel loves language, specifically the poetic language of the shaper, which he says has the power to make him believe in the "lies" of the Hrothgar's greatness, even though he knows the truth.  He is, at one point, overcome by the beauty...

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