Beowulf: Details

Beowulf: Details

In chapter 3, the author is mainly telling about ?
The journey of Beowulf and his warriors to Denmark
Beowulf has traveled to fight Grendel because ?
He has done similar things before and thinks he will win in a fight against the monster
The castle Heorot is empty at night because?
Most of the warriors have been killed and no warrior dares to sleep there with Grendel on the loose
The mood of Beowulf when he comes to the castle to meet the king is best described as ?
Proud
Describe what has happened in Denmark to bring Beowulf there
A monster named Grendel started killing warriors
Explain why Beowulf feels he can win in a battle with Grendel when none of the Danish warriors have been able to kill him
He feels he is the strongest and he has killed monsters before
Why does Grendel attack the castle and the warriors there?
He didn’t like the joy of the warriors, he is the descendant of Cain
Chapters 11 and 12 are mainly about ?
The battle between Grendel and Beowulf
Beowulf was able to beat Grendel because of ?
His strong grip
You can conclude that one reason Grendel had not been defeated before was ?
The monster had laid spells that blunted warriors’ weapons
When Hrothgar leaves the castle and allows Beowulf and his men to sleep there, Hrothgar’s mood could best be described as ?
Hopeful
Contrast the tale of Beowulf and Breca as told by Unferth and by Beowulf
Unferth told about Beowulf’s defeat but Beowulf told about his victory
Why does Beowulf do nothing as he watches Grendel rip apart one of the Geat warriors?
So he can know how to fight him
Describe the battle between Grendel and Beowulf
Beowulf fought Grendel with his bare hands
Chapter 19 is mostly about
How the celebration after Grendel’s death turns into misery after Grendel’s mother strikes
Grendel’s mother takes revenge for her son’s death by
Murdering another warrior
When Unferth gave Beowulf his sword so Beowulf could use it against Grendel’s mother, that meant ?
Unferth had given up his honor by giving Beowulf the sword
When Hrothgar tells Beowulf of Grendel’s mother’s attack, Hrothgar’s mood could best be described as one of ?
Despair
Explain why the attack by Grendel’s mother is particularly hard for King Hrothgar
It was the death of his warrior, which was also his dearest friend
Why do you think Hrothgar’s description of the lake where Grendel’s mother lives is so gruesome? What is he hoping to accomplish with this description?
Trying to tell Beowulf how terrible the place is
In Chapters 22-23, the main thing that happens is ?
Beowulf battles Grendel’s mother in the lake
Beowulf finally kill Grendel’s mother..
With a giant’s sword he finds in the cave
Beowulf chops off Grendel’s head and brings it back to the castle because?
It is a final act of vengeance against Grendel
When the Danish warriors see the blood rising form the lake, their mood is ?
One of grief that Beowulf is dead
Explain why the giant’s sword melted after Beowulf used it to kill Grendel’s mother
Her blood was too hot for the blade and she was poisonous
Which of Beowulf’s battles do you think was harder, the battle with Grendel or the battle with Grendel’s mother ?
He almost died
Why does Hrothgar tell Beowulf the story of Heremond ?