Beowulf: Brit Literature

Beowulf: Brit Literature

Beowulf
Geat warrior, son of Edgetho and nephew of Higlac , king of Geats
Grendel
man eating monster who lives at bottom of mere
Herot
Golden guest-hall built by King Hrothgar the Dane. Decorated with stag antlers ” stag hall”
Hrothgar
king of danes, builder of Herot, once beowulf’s father’s friend
Beowulf’s motive in the battle of Grendel
fulfilling his role of a hero, good omens from the gods , he was repaying comitatus
Grendel’s motive in his battle
Jealousy and Loneliness
Beowulf’s preparation for Grendel’s battle
spending night at herot , feast at herot
nothing
Beowulf’s weapons for grendel’s fight
Battle summary of grendel’s battle
grendel comes up and picks up beowulf to eat him, beowulf traps his arm, they fight, he tears grendle’s arm off and grendel dies
Beowulf’s attitude towards fight with grendel
confident, totally sure and ready to fight
Behavior of thanes in grendel’s battle
tried to stab grendel and protect beowulf, but swords didn’t work
outcomes of grendel’s battle
Grendel loses his arm, they win back herot, one person died
Beowulf’s motive for Grendel’s Mother’s battle
he was fulfilling his role
Grendel’s mother’s motive in her battle
avenging her son’s death
preparation for Grendel’s Mother’s battle
swimming down into the lake with his sword
weapons in Grendel’s Mother’s battle
scales and a dagger
Beowulf weapons for Grendel’s Mother
sword, shield, helmet
Battle summary of Grendel’s Mother’s battle
Grendel’s mother takes him to her lair, they fight, she traps him, helmet fail, sword fails, chain mail saves him, kills her with a giants sword in the cave
Attitude of beowulf in Grendel’s Mother’s battle
angry , kind of loses it but still ready to fight
Outcomes of Grendel’s Mother’s battle
Beowulf kills mother, beheads grendel, and his sword hurunting fails
Beowulf’s motive for Fire Dragon Battle
to protect his land and fulfill his role of hero king
Dragon’s motive for the battle
to get revenge for the thief who stole his cup
preparation for Fire Dragon Battle
walked up to the dragon and yelled
Weapons of both beowulf and dragon
sword and shield/fire
Dragon weapons for Fight with Beowulf
claws, teeth and fire
Battle summary of Fire Dragon Battle
Beowulf falls, Wiglaf states his loyalty and together they kill the dragon, beowulf fatally wounded
Attitude of Beowulf towards Fire Dragon Battle
Knows he will probably die
Behavior of Thanes in Fire Dragon Battle
abandoned Beowulf (except Wiglaf)
Outcomes of Fire Dragon Battle
dragon is dead, beowulf died but is remebered, Wiglaf becomes king, shield melted and sword broken