In the first section of Beowulf, the story describes the fierceness of Grendal and what he does to the men sleeping at the Mead Hall. The author also compare's Grendal to be an ancestor of Cain because of how his evilness affects him in no way. His apology to the families of his victims would be to kill more men and eat them. The importance of Grendal being described this way helps us to understand that he is the evil one and also just how evil he is. He never feels remorse for the slaughter of these men and for the feelings of these families. His home is described as a place of hell, but a hell on earth. These descriptions help us to better understand the story and get a better sense of how his life is compared to the civilians of Herot. .

Coming of Beowulf.

In this section it portrays the greatness and importance of Beowulf to his town's people. He gathers 14 of his best men and sails to Herot to banish Grendal. Once he has landed there, the solider keeping watch is at first taken back by the sight of Beowulf. He is not allowed to let anyone into the land, but he trusts something about Beowulf and lets him proceed. This states how Beowulf has a sense of power about him and a sincerty about him that lets people trust him. He goes on his way to go see the king and explains to him that he will use no weapons in the killing of Grendal. Beowulf has completley assured himself that if Grendal doesn't need weapons to fight then nor does he. He will prove to the town's people that his power is just as great as Grendal's. These descriptions let us know that Beowulf is not afraid of a battle with someone that is supposed to be just as great and strong as he is. .

Battle with Grendal.

That same night Grendal ventures out to go to the Mead Hall unexpected of any men being there. He arrives and his face glowing with joy at the very sight before his eyes. He once agian has no feelings towards any of these men, only feelings to kill and crush them.