Beowulf

What is Beowulf’s motive when he is fighting Grendel? to kill Grendel
What is Grendel’s motive in the fight against Beowulf? to kill everyone and eat them
What is the preparation for battle between Beowulf and Grendel? the men had a feast and slept
What are the weapons used during the battle between Beowulf and Grendel? hands/clawsno real weapons to make it fair
What is the summary of the battle between Beowulf and Grendel? Beowulf winsGrendel dies
What is Beowulf’s attitude during his battle with Grendel? Beowulf was brave
What was the behavior of the thanes during the battle between Beowulf and Grendel? they tried to fight but were not able to because of Grendel
What is the outcome of the battle between Beowulf and Grendel? Beowulf kills Grendel and hangs his ligaments on the roof
What is Beowulf’s motive during his battle with Grendel’s mother? to get back Herothgar’s friend and kill Grendel’s mom
What is Grendel’s mom’s motive in her battle with Beowulf? to get revenge for her son
What is the preparation for battle in the battle between Grendel’s mom and Beowulf? Beowulf dives into the water and Grendel’s mom take him to a battle hall
What are the weapons in the battle between Grendel’s mom and Beowulf? swords
What is the summary of the battle between Grendel’s mom and Beowulf? Beowulf almost looses, he gets a sword and kills Grendel’s mombattle is fought under the sea
What is Beowulf’s attitude toward his battle with Grendel’s mom? angry
What is the behavior of the thanes during the battle between Grendel’s mom and Beowulf? scared, don’t jump into action
What is the outcome of the battle between Grendel’s mom and Beowulf? Beowulf wins
What is Beowulf’s motive in his battle with the fire dragon? to kill the dragon
What is the fire dragon’s motive in his battle with Beowulf? to get back the gold cup that was stolen from his lair
What was the preparation for the battle between the fire dragon and Beowulf? a thief leads Beowulf to the dragon
What are the weapons during the battle between the fire dragon and Beowulf? Beowulf: shield & swordDragon: fire
What is the summary of the battle between the fire dragon and Beowulf? Beowulf diesWiglaf kills the dragon
What is Beowulf’s attitude during his battle with the fire dragon? he accepts his fateif he dies, he dies
What is the behavior of the thanes during the battle between the fire dragon and Beowulf? they are scared and they all run away, except one(Wiglaf)
What is the outcome of the battle between the fire dragon and Beowulf? Wiglaf becomes our new ideal hero
What is the time period of the Anglo-Saxons? 449-1066
How did the Celts influence Great Britain? – the mythology influenced writers and beliefs- Celtic traditions
How does Celtic tradition differ from the English? – Celtic legends are full of strong women- fantastic animals, passionate love
What did the Romans contribute to the British? – roads- walls- armies- math
What is the language of the Angles and Saxons? Engla land -> Englandbecome the dominant language
What does Christianity help to do? Why? unify the Anglo Saxons- it helps build morality
What are some things Anglo Saxons value? – loyalty to God- loyalty to King- loyalty to family
What does the narrator mean when he states that “the monster was” spawned in that slime, / Conceived by a pair of those monsters born / of Cain”? Grendel comes from the family line of Cain.Grendel is born from the evil of the world.
What happens to the evil in the world? God defeats the evil
What does Grendel do at night? goes to Herot and eats people
epic a story about someone extraordinary (hero)
ideal hero perfect hero, loyalty
allusion reference to another work
kenning two words put together to create a new meaning- sky candle = sun- ring giver = king- whale’s road = sea- bone house = human body- smith’s high art = armour
wyrd fate
alliteration repitition of consonate sounds
wergild man-gold, man-payment; when you kill someone in your family/tribe, you must pay in gold
foil a character that sets off another character by strong contrast- Beowulf & Grendel- Beowulf & Unferth
Hrunting Beowulf’s sword
heroic paradox hero achieves victory but also dies
Hrothgar King of the Danes
Beowulf the “ideal hero”
Grendel monster, evil
Herot mead-hall; where they all drinkHrothgar’s kingdom
Unferth self-centered, murdered his brother
What does Beowulf allude to? The Bible- Creation Story- Cain & Abel
What are 3 reasons why Beowulf battle Grendel? – to save the people- to prove he is an ideal hero- Herothgar was friend’s with Beowulf’s dad
What are 3 differences between Beowulf’s fight with Grendel and Beowulf’s fight with the fire dragon? – the weapons that are used (or not used)- Beowulf dies with the dragon- Beowulf isn’t able to win by himself with the dragon
What are some Celtic traditions? – magic

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