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13. How did Beowulf hear about the wrath of Grendel? (lines 144-145) Sailors brought the stories of Herot and Grendel’s attacks at night.14. What are the accomplishments Beowulf states he’s done? (Give two; lines 151-160)15. What request does Beowulf make of Hrothgar? (Be specific) that he alone and with the help of hismen would rid the evil (Grendel) from the mead hall and that he will do sowithout a weapon.16. Why wouldn’t the Danes have to sew shrouds for the Geats if Grendel triumphs? 17. When does Grendel arrive at Herot? That night18. From where does Grendel come (lines 233-235) out of the marsh from the foot of misty hills and bogs19. What surprises Grendel when he comes in contact with Beowulf? 1st: Beowulf was awake and ready, and 2nd: Beowulf instantly seizes him and bends back his claw to his arm. Grendel never faced such a strong man – none “whose hands were harder.”20. Why could the men’s swords not harm Grendel? Grendel had “bewitched all the men’s weapons, laid spells that blunted every mortal’s blade.” In other words, their swords had no effect when they struck Grendel.21. How does Beowulf kill Grendel? He snaps off his arm. Grendel escapes, but he could only flee to his hole (lair) at the bottom of the marsh to wait for death.22. What does Beowulf do after Grendel escapes? Why? He hangs Grendel’s claw, arm, shoulder (all attached) from the rafters of Herot (mead hall). It was the proof of his victory over Grendel. 23. Give 2 descriptions (short phrases) of Grendel in this section.
Forever joyless, rushed angrily, snarling/fearce, “flooded with fear,” and “writhing monster” (writhing means moving in pain)24. List 4 very specific details of Herot found in this section. (lines 290-305)a) Hall rang, roof boards swayedb) Herot trembledc) beautiful walls shaped and fastened with irond) built to withstand all EXCEPT FIREGrendel’s Mother25. Describe Grendel’s lair. (give 3 specific details) It is dark and no one knows its depthAt night the lake burns like a torchDeer refuse to flee into its dark waves even to escape certain death by wolves on the shore