Study Guide – Beowulf835 Major British Writers The Monster Grendel1.How is Grendel characterized at the beginning of the poem?2.What is the name of the hall that Grendel lives under? Who builtit?3. The poem contains many biblical references to the OldTestament. What biblical story is the poet referring to in lines 6-14?4.What words describe Grendel in line 16?5.Who does the poet say Grendel is a descendant of? How doesthe poet describe this person?6.How does the poet demonstrate the pervasive theme of goodand evil throughout the poem?7. What does the conflict between the Danes and Grendelsymbolize?8.After Grendel attacks, how does the poet show that Hrothgar isan honorable man?9.How does the poet convey that Grendel is “incurably evil”?10.How many years did Herot Hall remain empty becausethey feared Grendel?