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7 Epic HeroCentral figure in long narrative that reflectsvalues heroic ideals of a particularBeowulf pg Beowulf in Old English.
http www youtube com watch v 4... Music Videohttp www youtube com watch v y... The Monster Grendel 1 What phrase points to Grendel s evil nature .
2 What is the hall referred to in line 4 and what is its importance 3 What is Grendel doing at night 4 Why don t Hrothgar s men challenge Grendel 5 What has triumphed 6 Why does Grendel not touch Hrothgar s throne .
7 Why is the background information in lines 85 89 included in the8 What qualities of the epic hero are conveyed by lines 110 116 The arrival of the heroDESCRIPTION OF BEOWULF 9 How has Beowulf already begun to be glorified after only the first.
few lines of the section Cont MAILSHIRT 10 Beowulf says that he has come to kill Grendel What proof doeshe offer that he is up to the task 11 Why does Beowulf intend to fight Grendel without a sword .
12 What causes Hrothgar to make his speech reminding Beowulfof the time he helped Beowulf s father 13 What is the probable effect of these words on Beowulf Unferth s challenge14 What is Unferth s motive for challenging Beowulf .
A CHALLENGE 15 How does Unferth s challenge build suspense 16 In what ways does Beowulf compare his defeat of the seamonsters to a feast 17 In literature a FOIL is a character who contrasts with another .
How does Unferth serve as a foil to Beowulf 18 KENNINGS are metaphorical compound words or phrases thatindicate a person or thing by a characteristic or quality Whatexample of kenning written as a hyphenated compound is there inlines 340 343 .
19 What does the kenning mean 20 What does Beowulf say is his purpose 21 How is the coming of night personified in lines379 380 22 What does Hrothgar promise Beowulf 23 Why does Hrothgar do this .
The battle with grendel24 Why does Beowulf allow Grendel to slaughter one of the Geatsbefore taking action 25 What kennings associate Grendel with evil 26 What grammatical form do these kennings take on .
27 Beowulf has pledged to kill Grendel with his bare hands Hesays God will decide who will be given to death s cold grip Whatspecific verbs are used to emphasize the fierce grappling of Beowulfand Grendel 28 How do the actions of Beowulf s men uphold the Anglo Saxon.
code of honor 29 Why does Beowulf hang Grendel s arm from the rafters of30 What effect do you think seeing the arm would have on31 In what specific ways does Herot contrast with the place whereGrendel lives .
32 Why do you think Grendel hates Herot 33 What symbolic meaning might underlie the confrontationbetween Grendel and Herot 34 Why is it important to Beowulf and to his image as an epic herothat he meets Grendel without a weapon Cont .
35 What symbolism is used in the uselessness of human weaponsagainst Grendel The Monster s Mother36 What characteristics of an epic hero does Beowulf displayduring his fight with Grendel s mother .
37 At the end of section 12 what prediction can be made aboutthe outcome of the battle between Grendel s mother and Beowulf 38 How are lines 646 665 an example of overkill 39 The odds are against Beowulf on the top of page 42 Why doeshe keep fighting .
The Final Battle40 Why do you think Beowulf s men desert him 41 Why does Wiglaf decide to fight side by side with Beowulf 42 Is Beowulf an epic hero at the end Why 43 How do the Geats regard their dead king .
The Monster Grendel 1 What phrase points to Grendel s evil nature Down in the darkness lines 1 2Suggests evil lower world2 What is the hall referred to in line 4 and what is its importance .
Guest hall or mead hall mead fermented drink of honey water yeast malt Central gathering place where A S warriors could feast listen tobard s stones sleep in safetyHEROT Means hart or stag Hart was A S symbol of kingship.
3 What is Grendel doing at night Killing men that sleep at Herot4 Why don t Hrothgar s men challenge Grendel Afraid for their lives 5 What has triumphed hate6 Why does Grendel not touch Hrothgar s throne .
It is protected by God7 Why is the background information in lines 85 89 included in theShows how much Hrothgar needs a hero like Beowulf8 What qualities of the epic hero are conveyed by lines 110 116 He is greater than anyone else in world.
He acts quickly to rescue helplessThe arrival of the heroDESCRIPTION OF BEOWULF Strong brave wise just noble9 How has Beowulf already begun to be glorified after only the firstfew lines of the section .
King has heard of him Knows of his noble birth Recognizes peril of Beowulf s journey MAILSHIRT Composed of as many as 20 000 small ironrings riveted or welded shut creating a mesh net effect10 Beowulf says that he has come to kill Grendel What.
proof does he offer that he is up to the task He has killed many enemies Hunted monsters out of ocean Chained 5 giants chased their race from earth11 Why does Beowulf intend to fight Grendel without a sword Concerned about Higlac s opinion of him.
Since Grendel doesn t carry a weapon doesn t want an unfair If engaged in hand to hand combat it is good vs evil12 What causes Hrothgar to make his speech reminding Beowulfof the time he helped Beowulf s father To explain how like Beowulf was once in a position to restore.
peace to a troubled land To point out that Beowulf is honoring his father s debt toHrothgar To show how much Danes have suffered are in needof rescuing 13 What is the probable effect of these words on Beowulf .
Increase his determination OR Have no effect because he already knows whathe will doUnferth s challenge14 What is Unferth s motive for challenging Beowulf .
He is jealous of anyone with greater fame glory than he has Is suspicious of a foreigner Placed to complicate plot To cause Beowulf to retell some of his previous featsA CHALLENGE By an inferior character like Unferth is a commonmotif in heroic poetry.
15 How does Unferth s challenge build suspense Raises a question about Beowulf s ability to defeat Grendel16 In what ways does Beowulf compare his defeat of the seamonsters to a feast Serves them his sword for feast but they die at bottom of sea from.
eating food he feeds them 17 In literature a FOIL is a character who contrasts with another How does Unferth serve as a foil to Beowulf He is spiteful idle boaster who has committed unpardonable sin ofkilling his kinsmen vs Beowulf who has earned glory by defending.
those more helpless than he18 KENNINGS are metaphorical compound words or phrases thatindicate a person or thing by a characteristic or quality Whatexample of kenning written as a hyphenated compound is there inlines 340 343 Ring giver.
19 What does the kenning mean king20 What does Beowulf say is his purpose Win good will of ppl or die in battle Let him live in greatness courage or welcome his death in hall21 How is the coming of night personified in lines 379 380 .
Capable of covering earth with a net maybe a fisherman s net shapes of darkness moving black silent could be caught byfishermen or ppl caught by night 22 What does Hrothgar promise Beowulf Gives Beowulf command of Herot promises him treasures.
23 Why does Hrothgar do this Making a promise to reward Beowulf for his loyal service Creating a contract summarizing his expectations Beowulf sintentionsThe battle with grendel.
24 Why does Beowulf allow Grendel to slaughter one of the Geatsbefore taking action Taking his time to form a plan of attack Grendel moves too fast for Beowulf to stop him25 What kennings associate Grendel with evil .
Shepherd of evil Guardian of crime26 What grammatical form do these kennings take on Prepositional phrase 27 Beowulf has pledged to kill Grendel with his bare hands Hesays God will decide who will be given to death s cold grip What.
specific verbs are used to emphasize the fierce grappling of Beowulfand Grendel Fastened Cracked Clutched Fought28 How do the actions of Beowulf s men uphold the Anglo Saxoncode of honor Prepare to defend their lords with their lives29 Why does Beowulf hang Grendel s arm from the.
rafters of Herot To show his victory like a trophy shows thatGrendel is defeated disarmed30 What effect do you think seeing the arm would have onviewers Make them honor or stand in awe of Beowulf.
Serve as a warning to other monsters possible opponents31 In what specific ways does Herot contrast with the place whereGrendel lives Herot bright hall place of drinking singing feasting Grendel cold dark lake.
32 Why do you think Grendel hates Herot Herot represents order light even godliness Grendel wouldnaturally hate those things33 What symbolic meaning might underlie the confrontationbetween Grendel and Herot .
Universal struggle between light dark good evil life death34 Why is it important to Beowulf and to his image as an epic herothat he meets Grendel without a weapon As an epic hero Beowulf must show superior physical strength but also high ethics he must not take an unfair advantage over.
35 What symbolism is used in the uselessness of human weaponsagainst Grendel More of a spiritual battle than a physical one Battle against forces of evil The Monster s Mother.
36 What characteristics of an epic hero does Beowulfdisplay during his fight with Grendel s mother Superhuman strength Nothing stops him in his quest to defeat powers of darkness Stays focused on fame which for him means triumph in a.
good cause37 At the end of section 12 what prediction can be made aboutthe outcome of the battle between Grendel s mother and Beowulf Beowulf will win cut off her arm hang it in hall Beowulf will die but also kill mother.
38 How are lines 646 665 an example of overkill Beowulf s responses to situation are over done 2 monsters had to be killed Heighten drama of story39 The odds are against Beowulf on the top of page 42 Why doeshe keep fighting .
He has always done what needed to be done no matterconsequences Remains dedicated determined again evil can t give up no matter what costThe Final Battle.
40 Why do you think Beowulf s men desert him Can see he isn t going to win They aren t epic heroes not as brave Not consistently ethical or true to their sense of fate They are only men whereas it seems Beowulf is larger greater.
41 Why does Wiglaf decide to fight side by side with Believes he owes his good life to Beowulf Remembers swearing to repay Beowulf with his life in42 Is Beowulf an epic hero at the end Why No fails in his last attempt to slay dragon.
Yes remains courageous until end soul flies to glory spenthis life fighting evil and has displayed superhuman courage inspires Wiglaf s courage will be glorified by all who benefitfrom dragon s death 43 How do the Geats regard their dead king .
As greatest hero most noble man Praise his deeds Agree no greater man ever lived none was so deserving of1999 Movie Version http www youtube com watch v P... http www youtube com watch NR ... .
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http www youtube com watch v n... http www youtube com watch v 6... Seafarer Elegy Poem that mourns death of aperson or laments something lost.
1 In what ways do the opening lines suggest an elegy Convey suffering pain Suggests loss of youth hopefulness2 What 2 ways of life is the poet contrasting Lonely harsh cold life at sea to Conviviality friendliness warmth intimacy of life at home .
at mead hall3 Why does the seafarer return to the oceantime after time May feel more at home at sea Refers to his excitement at returning to waves.
4 How does the seafarer s attitude about fate compare toBeowulf s Take pride in danger accepting what fate brings5 What kenning of the sea appears in lines 59 60 Whales home6 How does the kenning create a sense of excitement .
Calls up images of deep brings home vastness of ocean7 What makes this poem an elegy Words like vanished dead create a sad tone Mourns what has passed is lost Reminder of grimness of human existence.
8 How does the poem change from line 103 to the end Started in 1st person shifts to 3rd person5. What has triumphed? 6. Why does Grendel not touch Hrothgar’s throne? 7. Why is the background information in lines 85-89 included in the poem? 8. What qualities of the epic hero are conveyed by lines 110-116? DESCRIPTION OF BEOWULF: The arrival of the hero. 9. How has Beowulf already begun to be glorified after only the first few lines of ...

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