1.01 Beowulf Motifs Hero and Monster

Which character is described in these lines?Lord of the Scyldings, this single petition?Not to refuse me, defender of warriors,Friend-lord of folks, so far have I sought thee,That I may unaided, my earlmen assisting me,This brave-mooded war-band, purify Heorot. Beowulf Grendel Hrothgar Higelac Beowulf
Which character is described in these lines?Themselves they beheld meWhen I came from the contest, when covered with goreFoes I escaped from, where five I had bound,The giant-race wasted, in the waters destroying Higelac Beowulf Grendel Hrothgar Beowulf
Which best summarizes the events from the poem contained in these lines?”To all the earlmen after evenlight’s glimmer’Neath heaven’s bright hues hath hidden its glory.This my earls then urged me, the most excellent of them,Carles very clever, to come and assist thee,Folk-leader Hrothgar; fully they knew ofThe strength of my body.” The king asked Beowulf to travel to his kingdom to slay Grendel. Beowulf’s countrymen encouraged him to help defeat Grendel. Stories of Grendel’s strength were told throughout Hrothgar’s lands. The most clever men in the kingdom set out to kill Grendel. Beowulf’s countrymen encouraged him to help defeat Grendel.
In a response of two to three sentences, explain how these lines contribute to Grendel’s characterization as a monster.”In the dusk of the dawning, as the day was just breaking,Was Grendel’s prowess revealed to the warriors:Then, his meal-taking finished, a moan was uplifted,Morning-cry mighty.” Essay…
In a response of two to three sentences, explain how these lines contribute to Beowulf’s characterization as a hero.”To all the earlmen after evenlight’s glimmer’Neath heaven’s bright hues hath hidden its glory.This my earls then urged me, the most excellent of them,Carles very clever, to come and assist thee,Folk-leader Hrothgar; fully they knew ofThe strength of my body. Essay…
Using the characteristics you have noted for Grendel and Beowulf, compare and contrast the characteristics of monsters and heroes. Answer in a paragraph of eight to ten sentences, making sure to include evidence from the poem to support your ideas. Essay…

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