Why does Hrothgar decide to build a mighty hall? What does he call it? Why does Hrothgar decide to build a mighty hall? What does he call it? After Hrothgar led the Danes to victory, he commemorated his victory by building a mighty mead hall. He called the hall Herot.
Describe what transpired in the mead hall to evoke the anger of the monster. The monster dweeling down in the darkness is angered by the music in the hall, by the song of the poet retelling the history of the Danes, and by the sounds of rejoicing.
What is Grendel’s lineage? Grendel described as being spawned in slime by two of the monsters who were descendants of the Biblical character, Cain, who was banished from God for committing the murder of his brother, Abel.
Why has Grendel been exiled? Why has Grendel been exiled? Grendel has been exiled, together with all monsters, goblins, and forms of evil-by the Almighty- condemned to live beneath the earth.
What happens during Grendel’s first visit to Herot? When does this occur? Decribe the scene. Grendel finds Hrothgar’s men asleep in the Herot. He snatches up thrity me, smashes them, and runs out with their bodies
How long does Grendel haunt Herot? Twelve winters
Why doesn’t Grendel attack Hrothgar? Hrothgar is protected by God
To what measures do Hrothgar and his nobles resort to rid themselves of Grendel? They resort to sacrificing to “the old stone gods” and “hoping for Hell’s support” to rid themselves of Grendel
How does Beowulf react when he hears of the plight of the Danes and Hrothgar? Beowulf selects the bravest of soldiers in Geatland and travels across the seas to help.
Beowulf and his men move into Herot for the night while Hrothgar sleeps peacefully. WHat is Beowulf’s boast? Beowulf boasts that he will defeat Grendel with his bare hands.
What do Beowulf’s men think of their chances against Grendel? The men believe they will never see their homeland again, that they will be defeated by Grendel.
What happens when Grendel reahes for Beowulf? . Beowulf grabs Grendel and begins a hand to hand battle with him
What is Beowulf’s response to Unferth? Bewoulf recounts that he swam side by side with Brecca for five nights until a storm carried him away where he was attacked by sea monsters. he killed nine monsters before washing up on a Finnish beach.
What is Hrothgar’s declaration to Beowulf at the end of Chapter 9? hrothgar pledges his life-long friendship to Bewoulf, declaring that “wheresoever you go, wheresoever I am, should you need help, my friend, I will be there.”
How does the watchmen respond to Beowulf’s explanation of why they have come to the rescue of the Danes? The watchmen believes Beowulf and decides to escort him, himself, to the court of Hrothgar.
Hrothgar’s herald greets Neowulf and his men, Accordong to the herald, what distinguishes Beowulf’s visit from those of others who have come before him? None of the others ever brought all their best soldiers to assist Hrothgar.
Describe Beowulf’s boasts upon meeting Hrothgar, king of the Danes. . Beowulf greets Hrothgar by regailing him with stories of his great strength and prior exploits. Beowulf drove giants into chains and chased them from the earth, and has hunted monsters out of the ocean
What one request does Beowulf make of Hrothgar? beowulf asks Hrothgar to allow him and his men alone to drive Grendel from Herot.
What is the purpose of the feast that Hrothgar hosts in Beowulf’s honor? The feast is to honor Beowulf and his men before they head off to face Grendel.
Describe the lake into which Grendel vanished. The lake into which Grendel vanished was steaming and boiling with blood, and it was very wavy.

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