Beowulf Study Review

What would be different about this particular visit to Herot by Grendel? Beowulf is waiting to take care of him. Grendel will not survive.
What details in these three lines demonstrate Beowulf’s superhuman strength? “”Higlac’s follwer” is Beowulf. He had earlier sworn to kill Grendel with his bare hands” Beowulf’s hands are harder, Beowulf crushes Grendel’s claws.
In what ways is this battle between Grendel and Beowulf really a battle between good and evil? Grendel was killing people (evil); Beowulf was stopping him (good). Biblical Illusion – to refer to the bible in your story.
Why can’t Beowulf’s men harm Grendel? Grendel cursed the swords so Beowulf’s men was unable to pierce his skin. Used his hands to take down Grendel.
How does Beowulf defeat Grendel? Beowulf defeats Grendel with his owns hands by tearing off his arm at the shoulder. Causes a fatal wound.
How does Beowulf prove his victory over Grendel? Beowulf hangs the shoulder from the rafters in Herot Hall. A trophy. To prove that Grendel will not harm Herot Hall. Beowulf is dependable.
What had happened to Grendel? Grendel was mortally wounded. He returned to his lair and there he bled to death.
What is Hrothgar asking Beowulf to do? Hrothgar (King) asked Beowulf to kill Grendel’s mother.
Describe how Beowulf come to the lair of Grendel’s mother. What details remind you that Beowulf is not an ordinary man? Hold his breath for hours, swim long distances; while being fully armed.
What details in this description of the battle between Grendel’s mother and Beowulf add to your suspense about the outcome? The back and forth of the battle between Grendel’s mother and Beowulf; uncertainly of the outcome. His mail shirt shirt save his life.
How does Beowulf kill Grendel’s mother? He beheads Grendel’s mother.
What is Beowulf’s final revenge? Beowulf beheads Grendel.

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