warrior's strength is less than an armed man's when the hefted sword, its
hammered edge and gleaming blade slathered in blood, razes the sturdy
boar-ridge off a helmet.” (1282-1287)
2. What does she take with her when she leaves the mead hall?
3. Who was Aeschere? What happened to him?
4. What does Hrothgar ask Beowulf to do?
5. How does Beowulf respond to Hrothgar’s lament?
6. Describe the haunted mere where Grendel’s mother lives.
7. What does Unferth give to Beowulf? Why?