Describe Herot. It is very wide open, luxurious, and beautiful (68-72)
Describe Grendel’s lair. How does it compare to Herot? Grendel’s lair is very small and filled with all sorts of demons. It is different from Herot because Herot is very large and beautiful, while Grendel’s lair is smaller and infested with monsters. (90-105)
What is the significance of Grendel being descended from Cain? It shows that Grendel is cursed by God and is meant to commit terrible crimes (102-115)
Why does Grendel attack Herot? He is jealous of the partying at Herot because he lives alone and is very isolated, so he attacks it. (86-98)
What had Herot symbolized before the coming of Grendel? After? Before the coming of Grendel, Herot symbolized happiness. Afterwards it symbolized sorrow. (164-168)
Why is Hrothgar’s lieutenant concerned about the arrival of Beowulf and his men? He is concerned because he doesn’t want Beowulf to steal all of his fame. He wants all the credit. (335-339)
How does the lieutenant recognize Beowulf as a hero? The lieutenant gives Beowulf his sword (395-399)
Why does Unferth bring up Beowulf’s swimming match with Brecca? How does Beowulf respond? He brought it up to make Beowulf seem like less of a hero. Beowulf responded by telling the story of his adventure. (499-530)
What is Welthow’s role in Herot? What does the narrator praise her for? Welthow does not play a major role but she is seen as the peacekeeper in Herot. (612-630)
What is the significance of Hrothgar’s speech in lines 655-661 (44) Hrothgar’s speech tells how he trusts Beowulf the most (655-661)

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