Beowulf – Grendel
what form of fiction was the original work of Beowulf?
who wrote the original story from which this was adapted
who was the king of denmark?
what was the name of the great hall?
With what tribe did Beowulf belong & where did they live
Geats; land was part of Sweden
Who was the king of Beowulf’s tribe?
How did the tribe learn about Grendel?
why did no one remain in the great hall after dark?
Fear of Grendel
Why had Beowulf already won fame?
Goodness and daring
Describ Beowulf physically.
He stood shorter than most because of his leg length. He had a broad chest and broad shoulders. He had brown hair, strong wrists, and weak eyes.
what did the name Beowulf mean
What micht have caused Beowulf’s vision problems?
stung by a bee swarm and then convalesced in a dark room for four weeks.
what had Beowulf decided to do about his vision problems, and what resulted?
he determened to see better than others, and even though his eyesigt was consdered weak, he developed a greater ability to observe when others just saw. He cultimvated his quickness and concentration to a higher level.
Why was Beowulf strong? good?
strong because he was good. Good because he accepted is weakness.
How many men went on the journey with beowulf?
How many days did it take to sail to Denmark
who met Beowulf at the Denmark shore?
What did that person thing of Beowulf and his men?
Was Beowulf’s father
How die the coast guard react when Beowulf spoke of Grendel?
He shrunk back in fear.
What adivise did Coast Guard give Beowulf?
Return home with his men because no one could defeat Grende. It would be like fighting the sea and no one could beat it.
How did Beowulf’s men feel about the advise?
They felt it insulting
How did the coast guard feel about Beowulf’s response?
Either brave or foolish
What did the coast guard promise he would do with Beowulf’s ship.
Have soldiers guard it for a time, but he felt that Beowulf and his men would never return to it.
How did Beowulf’s men go about the march to Heorot?
Routinely and did not compain
What lay beyond a great hall?
The fen (swamp or mire)
what had Beowulf done with his sword?
Left it behind stuck atop a mound.
Who was Hrothgar’s adviser?
How did Unferth treat Beowulf and his men?
Insulted them and refused to partake in a banquet to honor them.
How had the adviser surprised everyone else?
He chose to remain in Heorot that night so he could see what would happend when Beowulf faced Grentdel.
What three things caused Beowulf’s men to fall asleep quicly?
Two-day sea voyage;the march herot, drinking many cups of mead.
who remained away
Unferth & Beowulf
What did Unferth do while waiting?
played with his silver trinking
What did Beowulf do while waiting?
Nothing; just sat till and watched; cracked his knucles once.
How could Beowulf see during this time?
At what time did Beowulf and Unferth hear some sound coming?
As dawn approached.
What did it sould like?
Breaking of ice underfoot
As what Bible character’s sone did Beowulf refer to Grendel?
What did Bewoufl first notice about Grendel?
Huge and smelly, slimy skin dripping with the filth of the swamp, smeared with bolod and scum. Glarring green eyes, slobbering lips and huge claws.
what did grendel do to one of Beowulf’s men?
Tore him apart limb from limb and then at him
What was Unferth doing while this happened?
Who did Grendel go after next
What stopped Grendel?
Beowulf’s grip upon Grendel
What was worse for Grendel? Grip or words
How did Beowulf describe his grip on grendel?
As light from the sun becuase bees drink the sun and and bees has sung his face. He also described his fingers as ten stars, and stars do not fear.
How did grendel react to this?
Went into a rage, howling, and lashing about.
What words did grendel not know? why?
Good and love because they came from light which Grendel hated.
What happened to eventually kill Grendel?
Bewoful had pulled Grendel’s arm off and Grendel bled to death.
What did Beowulf eventually do with the arm?
Hung it from a hook in the hall’s rafters.