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1. Who is Hrothgar? Describe his ancestors and how he came to be king.
2. Who is Grendel? What is the significance of Grendel being descended from Cain?
3. Explain how Hrothgar knows Beowulf. For what reasons does Beowulf volunteer to help Hrothgar?
4. Why does Unferth bring up Beowulf ’s swimming match with Breca? What is Unferth’s version of events?

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