What is it that makes Beowulf a true hero? he put his life in danger to save the Danes and he fought grendel, grendels mom and the dragon
Why does Hrothgar decide to build a mighty hall? What does he call it? After Hrothgar led the Danes to victory, he commemorated his victory by building a mighty mead hall. He called the hall Herot.
Describe what transpired in the mead hall to evoke the anger of the monster. The monster dweeling down in the darkness is angered by the music in the hall, by the song of the poet retelling the history of the Danes, and by the sounds of rejoicing.
What do Beowulf’s men think of their chances against Grendel? The men believe they will never see their homeland again, that they will be defeated by Grendel.
What is Grendel’s lineage? Grendel described as being spawned in slime by two of the monsters who were descendants of the Biblical character, Cain, who was banished from God for committing the murder of his brother, Abel.
Describe the lake into which Grendel vanished. The lake into which Grendel vanished was steaming and boiling with blood, and it was very wavy.
How long does Grendel haunt Herot? Twelve winters
What happens when Grendel reahes for Beowulf? Beowulf grabs Grendel and begins a hand to hand battle with him.
Why has Grendel been exiled? Grendel has been exiled, together with all monsters, goblins, and forms of evil-by the Almighty- condemned to live beneath the earth.
How does Beowulf react when he hears of the plight of the Danes and Hrothgar? Beowulf selects the bravest of soldiers in Geatland and travels across the seas to help.
Why doesn’t Grendel attack Hrothgar? Hrothgar is protected by God
Why does Beowulf describe himslef by recounting his heritage? Why has he come? Beowulf wants to impress those who do not know him, assert his authroty so others will follow him into battle against Grendel, and make clear to all present that he alone deserves the honor of killing the monster
Who is Wulgar? What role does he play in this chapter? Wulfgar is a noble Swede, known for his strength and wisdom. Wulfgar offers to introduce Beowulf and his men to Hrothgar, King of the Danes
What one request does Beowulf make of Hrothgar? beowulf asks Hrothgar to allow him and his men alone to drive Grendel from Herot
Describe the struggles between Beowulf and Grendel. Herot trebles as Beowulf and Grendel fight to the death. Beowulf prowess causes Grendel to shriek in agonizing pain.
What is Beowulf’s response to Unferth? Bewoulf recounts that he swam side by side with Brecca for five nights until a storm carried him away where he was attacked by sea monsters. he killed nine monsters before washing up on a Finnish beach.
Describe Welthow. Welthow is Hrothgar’s “gold-ringed Queen.” She is described as a noble woman who knows “what is right.”
Grendel’s mother kills whom in retaliation for her son’s death? Beowulf
At the conclusion of the battle between Beowulf and Grendel, What transpires? Grendel is no match for Beowulf, who rips the monster’s arm from its socket and leaves Grendel mortally wounded, running back to his cave.
What is Hrothgar’s declaration to Beowulf at the end of Chapter 9? hrothgar pledges his life-long friendship to Bewoulf, declaring that “wheresoever you go, wheresoever I am, should you need help, my friend, I will be there.”

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