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Beowulf Discussion Questions As we read, please keep track of the following pieces of information. Then, answer the questions using complete sentences. Answers in red please. Thanks! Prologue and Beowulf’s Arrival (Lines 1-701): 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? 2. Describe Heorot before Grendel’s attacks. Describe Heorot after
3. Why does Grendel attack Heorot? What do we know that the
4. Who offers to help the Danes? How do his people react to his going?
7. Why does Unferth bring up Beowulf ’s swimming match with Brecca?
8. Who is Welthow, and what is her role in Heorot? How would you
describe women’s role in this warrior society? Provide evidence to support your response.
day. 10. What are Beowulf’s thoughts as he waits for Grendel? He believes he does not need a weapon to fight Grendel and if he loses then it was by g od's judgement. Grendel’s Battle with Beowulf (Lines 702-1250): 1. Why does Beowulf wait, allowing Grendel to kill one of the Geats, before

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