Beowulf Reading Check 2

Why can’t other warriors help Beowulf when he fights Grendel? No Weapon or blade can hurt Grendel.
How does Hrothgar reward Beowulf for defeating Grendel? He gives him gilded helmet, an embroidered banner, and 8 horses.
Why does Grendel’s mother attack Herot? She seeks revenge for her sons death.
Who is Esher? Hrothgar’s best counselor and overseer of the country.
What does Hrothgar ask Beowulf to do once Esher died? Proceed after Grendel’s mother and kill her
What does Unferth give Beowulf and why? He gives him an ancient sword (Hrunting) because it had never failed anyone who used it
How does Beowulf defeat Grendel’s mom? He uses a sword he finds on the wall to slit her neck and kill her
What does Beowulf do before swimming back to land? What does Hrothgar and the other warriors think happened? He decapitates Grendel. The others think Beowulf has died because they see blood surface.
What does Beowulf give Hrothgar after killing Grendel’s mother? He gives him the swords hilt and Grendel’s head.
What does Hrothgar warn Beowulf about in his speech? He tells him not to be prideful because he too will one day die.

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