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  1. HROTHGAR (It’s fun to say!) Evan Partin Erik Hogg Jasmine Alday Tina Liu

  2. Vocabulary • Conquering king of the Danes (line 391) • Warlord (line 619) • Friend of the Danes (line 352) • Giver of rings (line 353) • Homelands guardian (line 616) • Generous (line 1168) • Noble (line 862) • Protector of the Shielings (line 371)

  3. Characterization • Treated with respect: “I will go and ask him about your coming here, then hurry back with whatever reply it pleases him to give” (line 354) • Good leader: “a force that grew to be a mighty army”(line 66) • Drinks first at feasts: “…then handed the cup first to Hrothgar” (line 617) • Gives treasure to his men (rings): “I wish you a lifetime’s luck and blessing to enjoy this treasure.” (line 1225) • Has mead hall built to glorify his kingdom: “For men to work on a great mead-hall meant to be a wonder of the world forever” (line 69)

  4. Imagery • A man with rings and treasures (line 71) • A strong man sitting atop a throne holding a large chalice (line 71)

  5. Symbolism • Often referred to as a ring giver or a half Dane's heir. (line 353) • Hospitality: “So come ahead with your arms and your gear, and I will guide you. What’s more, I’ll order my own comrades to on their word of honor to watch your boat there on the strand...” (line 291) • Rings mean treasure/generosity (line 1225) • Mead hall represents his legacy (line 69)

  6. Tone Created • Hrothgar buys loyalty from people and was a well seasoned warrior who grew old and weary. (lines 1225 and 353)Hrothgaris a nice, old and noble king. He is represented as a great conqueror and ruler, shown as a humble king when he says “Heorogar, my older brother and the better man, also a son of half danes had died.”In this quote, Hrothgar admits that his older brother was a better man. (line 61)