Beowulf Flashcard

Beowulf Flashcard

Who survives Grendel’s attack?
Those who leave Herot
What motivates beowulf to go to Herot?
Looking for Flame/Glory
What does Grendel do when he realizes Beowulfs’s strength?
He tries to flee
Why does Beowulf figth Grendel ?
To save Hrothgar and the Danes
Characteristic of Beowulf
Courage
What speech does Wiglaf make?
About virtue and glory
What last thoughts does Beowulf exprees as he dying?
A desire for respect and pride in his ability to protect his people
What even is the most important in Beowulf’s career as leader of the Geats?
The attack of the dragon
Grendel is related to what murderous Biblical figure?
Cain
Which of Beowulf’s relatives did Hrothgar Know?
Higlac, Beowulf’s father
How does Beowulf kill Grendel?
Twisted off his arm
How does the Danes celebrate Beowulf before his battle with Grendel?
They throw a banquet in his honor
How is Beowulf an epic Hero?
He embodies the ideals of Anglo-Saxon society
What two literary terms are used in Beowulf?
alliteration and Kenning
How do you know that Beowulf is an honorable man?
He refuses to use a sword to figth Grendel because Grendel has none
How he kill Grendel’s mother?
He saw a magical sword and cut her head off
How do you know Beowulf is an epic poem?
Because is long poem that tells story about a legendary Hero
Why does Beowulf want a tower built for him?
To honor him.
What does it mean when Beowulf gives Wiglaf his gold necklace?
Beowulf is making Wiglaf ruler of Geatland