Cain was seen as a murderer and since grendel was his

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of Christianity blending with the pagan. Cain was seen as a murderer and since Grendel was his descendent then he must be a murderer as well. 4. Grendel attacks Herot because he is jealous of the people in Herot. While all the Danes are happy and drinking. He has been forced to be excluded because he is a descendent of Cain and for that he must pay the sins of his ancestor. 5. Before Grendel attacked Herot, Herot symbolized a peaceful place where tribes could come, drink and be merry. Where the young could safely listen to the stories of the brave warriors. After Grendel came it was a place of fear after the sun fell. No one could rest peacefully anymore in the halls without fear of being eaten. The once glorious place had now been stained with blood.
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Sara Melo Period 4 Prologue Episode 3 Questions 6. Beowulf is recognized as a hero for doing many glorious deeds. By killing many monsters he was seen by his tribe as a hero by protecting them from danger. By placing himself in danger and coming back alive he was seen as a brave warrior. He seems very confident going against Grendel. 7. Unferth, is the son of Ecglaf, seems to be very important to be sitting next to king. Unferth was a proud warrior because he was jealous of Beowulf who seemed stronger. The significance of him in the poem was that he seemed to want Beowulf to fail. When he speaks he tries to seem like he doesn’t blame Beowulf if he backs out from killing Grendel, more like he wants Beowulf to fail. 8. Beowulf believes that he can’t lower himself to kill Grendel with a sword but must kill him with his bear hands. He seems to prefer to kill him with his bear hands than kill him with his sword, like he seems to not want to overpower the creature.
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  • Fall '09
  • KarenStuart
  • Ode, Grendel, Grendel's mother, Sara Melo

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