Who is the king of the Danes during the conflict with Grendel?
What hall does the king of the Danes build?
Heret (represents heaven)
Who is Grendel?
descendant of Cain
Where does Grendel come from?
What makes Grendel so angry?
What does Grendel do to bring chaos to Hrothgar’s kingdom?
terrorizes Heret and he eats all the people who did not flee
How long has Grendel terrorized the Danes?
Identify the leader of the Great warriors
What characterizes Beowulf?
How do you think Beowulf has earned his reputation?
How does Beowulf describe his exploits?
by saying that he is the only one strong enough to fight the monsters and win.
How did Beowulf intend to fight Grendel?
without any armor
What happens when Grendel first enters Herot Hall?
he saw warriors sleeping and he killed them and eats them.
Describe Beowulf’s battle with Grendel.
he rips off his arm.
Why are Beowulf’s warriors unable to help him during his fight with Grendel?
God chose Beowulf so only he could defeat him.
What do you think is Beowulf’s strongest attribute?
fate on his side
What trophy does Beowulf display after this battle with Grendel?
Grendel’s hand and claw.
What happens in Herot immediately after Grendel’s defeat?
What does Hrothgar ask Beowulf after Grendel’s mother kills Aeschere?
To seek and destroy Grendel’s mom.
Briefly describe the battle between Beowulf and Grendel’s mother.
Beowulf defeats Grendel’s mother by cutting her head off with his sword.
To whom does Beowulf give credit for his victory against Grendel’s mother?
What two trophies does Beowulf seize from the lair of Grendel’s mother?
the handle of the sword and Grendel’s head.
Explain what happens to the sword blade with which Beowulf kills Grendel’s mother.
the blade of the sword melts, but the handle is intact.
Who steals the goblet from the dragon’s hoard?
a Geet slave
Identify the man who stays with Beowulf during the conflict with the dragon.
What does Beowulf ask Wiglaf to have his troops do?
build a tall tower so that all of the sailors can see him far and wide.
What kind of story is Beowulf?
During what time period was Beowulf?
What do Beowulf and Grendel stand for?
Good versus Evil
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