I​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​n Beowulf, is Grendel an actual monster, a wicked man, or a symbol of immorality?

 To figure out this question, think about what Grendel represents.

 What values did pe​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​ople admire in the time of Beowulf and how does Grendel differ from those values? 

Use evidence from the text to support your view of whom or what Grendel actually i​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​s