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12. In Beowulf’s absence, what attitude has come over the Danes and the Geats? They believe he has been defeated and morn him. 13. What is brought back to Herot? Grendel’s head 14. Why do you think the Geats want the Danes to see Grendel’s skull? As proof that he is actually dead and that he will not terrorize them again. 15. Compare and contrast the behavior and actions of the two monsters, Grendel and his mother. The behavior of the mother is more understandable because she is motivated by a desire for revenge for her son’s death, not just a lust for killing. Beowulf’s Last Battle 1. What events have angered the dragon and what are his actions against Beowulf’s people? A thief messed with his treasure and so he starts to terrorize the Geats 2. What weapons does Beowulf plan to use against the dragon?
6. In Wiglaf’s angry speech to the Geat warriors at the end of the section, what are the main points of his argument?
Beowulf’s Death 1. Who kills the dragon? Beowulf 2. In Beowulf’s closing speech, lines 742-760, what ideals does he reflect on? He wants the people to remember his leadership and love of peace 3. What does Wiglaf find when he enters the dragon’s cave?- describe fully. Gold and jewels 4. How does Wiglaf tend to Beowulf as he dies? How does Beowulf reward Wiglaf? Holds him and sprinkles water on his wounds 5. What does Wiglaf’s speech in lines 851-62 tell us about the importance of honor and the consequences of dishonorable behavior in Beowulf’s time? He tells the warriors that their cowardice has brought dishonor to their families for generations to come and that they would be better off dead than living with dishonor
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6. What kind of memorial does Beowulf request as he dies? Why is it important that he leave a legacy behind? He wants a tall tower to be built in his memory so that people will see it and remember him 7. How do the Geats characterize Beowulf as the poem closes? There has no better king more worthy of praise and reverence Be sure to read back through your Anglo-Saxon notes and view dates and characteristics of an epic and literary devices. Make sure that you know the answers to the practice tests.

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