Read the excerpt from Grendel.
He sang of battles and marriages, of funerals and hangings, the whimperings of beaten enemies, of splendid hunts and harvests. He sang of Hrothgar, hoarfrost white, magnificent of mind.
When he finished, the hall was as quiet as a mound. I too was silent, my ear pressed tight against the timbers. Even to me, incredibly, he had made it all seem true and very fine.
Which statement best describes Grendel's perspective?
~He is frightened by the power of Hrothgar and his musician.
~He is lonely and wishes to befriend the people in the great hall.
~He is caught up in the harpist's song, just like Hrothgar's people.
~He is confused by the people's interest in a stranger's song.