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Beowulf Review

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How can you tell that Beowulf is a legendary hero? He is larger thn life and is remembered in tales from long ago
What does the poet mean in this line from Beowulf? "The monster's thoughts were as quick as his greed or his claws..." He has intelligence
Why does Beowulf come to see Hrothgar? He wants to help hrothgar by killing Grendel
How do you know that Beowulf is an honorable man? He refuses to use his sword to fight Grendel because Grendel has none
What weapon does Beowulf use to kill Grendel? his hands
What is the theme of Beowulf? Good always triumphs in the end
Which is the best paraphrase of the following pasage from the poem? "...So the living sorrow of Healfdame's son/simered, bitter and fresh, and no wisdom/Or strength culd break that agony hung/On king and people alike..." Hrothgar felt a strong and unending sorrow that he had no powert affected both him and his subjects. to overcome, I
Which phrase best paraphrases the words in this quotation from the poem that are tyoed in all capital letters? "... they could hack at Grendel/Grom every side, trying TO OPEN A PATH FOR HIS EVIL SOUL, but their points/Could not hurt him..." to turn his soul to God
What are two things tht make Beowulf a legendary hero? 1. hr is trong and noble of birth 2. when fighting the dragon, he stared at death, unwilling to leave this world 3. he fought Grendel with his bare hands
What is an epic tale a long poem that talks about the adventures of a legendary hero
Who was Beowulf? a legendary hero and the main character in the poem
Who was Grendel? An evil monster
Who was Hrothgar? the King of Denmark
What was Beowulf's last request? for Wigaf to lead his people and build a tower in Beowulf's name
Why did Grendel want to attack Herot? He hated that the soldiers were happy and celebrating
What was Herot? The banquet hall in Kig Hrothgar's kingdom
Created by: sherrin.bielik