He sees a giant sword and fight her with it 10. Why is the answer to #9 appropriate for Beowulf? 11. What does Grendel's mother use to try to kill Beowulf? A dagger 12. Why is she unsuccessful at her attempt to kill him? Beowulfs chain mail prevents the dagger from getting through to his skin. 13. What is unusual about the sword Beowulf sees on the wall? It was huge. 14. What does his ability to use this sword prove about Beowulf? It helped prove how strong he was. 15. When Beowulf leaves the lake, what does he bring with him? When Beowulf leaves the lake, he brings Grendel’s head and the hilt of giant’s sword 16. What heroic characteristics does Beowulf show in this episode? Beowulf showed his strength and bravery 17. What did the warriors on shore think when Beowulf did not return by sunset? Explain how both the Danes and the Geats react. The Danes believe he is dead and the leave but the Geats stay even though they believe he is probably dead too. 18. How do Beowulf and his men return to Hrothgar’s kingdom? The return with Grendel’s head and the hilt of the sword. They walk back to Herot and
salute King Hrothgar then they offer Grendel’s head to the Danes and their queen
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