In Beowulf’s absence, what attitude has come over the Danes and the Geats?
They believe he has been
defeated and morn him.
What is brought back to Herot?
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.
Compare and contrast the behavior and actions of the two monsters, Grendel and his mother.
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
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
What weapons does Beowulf plan to use against the dragon?
In Wiglaf’s angry speech to the Geat warriors at the end of the section, what are the main points of his argument?
Who kills the dragon?
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
What does Wiglaf find when he enters the dragon’s cave?- describe fully.
Gold and jewels
How does Wiglaf tend to Beowulf as he dies?
How does Beowulf reward Wiglaf?
Holds him and
sprinkles water on his wounds
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