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21. How will the battle between Grendel’s mother and Beowulf end?
22. Who is Beowulf’s father? Who is Unferth? What is Hrunting?
23. To what extent has Beowulf remained an epic hero?
24. Paraphrase lines 467-481.Beowulf, who has supernatural swimming abilities, sinks to the bottom of the lake in search of Grendel’s mother. She grabs him with her claws, tries unsuccessfully to harm him and drags him back to her home. He tries to fight back but can’t free his weapon.
25. What literary elements are used to describe Beowulf’s sword in lines 494-495 and and in the lines that follow why is his sword useless against Grendel’s mother?
26. How is the heavy sword which Beowulf grabs from the wall different from the previous sword?
27. Read lines 571-572. What Anglo Saxon lyric element is this an example of?
28. What can we infer about Beowulf’s values as an epic hero based on his decision to take home Grendel’s head but leave the rich treasures behind? – see lines 585-588
29. Why do the Danes think that Beowulf has been slain? See lines 563-578
30. At the end of the battle, what words reflect how the lake changes appearance, what does this symbolize? –
31. Paraphrase lines 596-611.Beowulf swam back to land. The Geats rejoice that his is alive. The left and walked away from the lake carryingGrendel’s skull to show the Danes in Herot.

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