Aditya Khadye Pd-4Active Reading Notes for Beowulf (Part One-1.2.4 APEX)English IV Honors I.Epicis a long poem about a hero whose actions affect and reflect an entire nation.a.Epics have a hero, supernatural figures, cultural values, and a broad setting.b.Identify each after reading the story- i.Hero- strong and responsible leader, risks his life for the greater good ofhis people and his kingdom, has a great amount of courage, his inhumanstrength, and his faith and gratitude.ii.Supernatural figures- Something or someone with extraordinary abilities iii.Cultural values- Thevalues shown within the characters whether some are willing or notiv.Broad setting- The vast differencesin the settings between the storyc.In medias resis the literary technique of starting a story “in the middle of things.” Where is this seen in Beowulf? Beowulf opens in medias res, or in the middle of things, as the hero departs from his home, Geatland,and sails to a new land. He experiences initiation through a battle with monsters.II.Meet the Anglo-Saxons – Part 1 of 7 (4:37)a.Beowulfbegins with descriptions of the ancestors of some of the main characters in the story. Which step on Freytag's pyramid(plot diagram) do you see here? The background of the characters and how context clues exist within the Freytag’s pyramid.b.What is the author describing in the passage beginning "There at the harbor"?The author is describing a ship that is at the harborWhat is Heorot?The god that the people believe in that being their culture accepting all wishes.