Review for Beowulf. Chapters 1 – 10. Chapters 1-10. Who sent the baby Scyld Scefing ? Answer: The god Odin. Chapters 1-10. Who sent the baby Scyld Scefing ? Answer: The god Odin. Chapters 1-10. Who is Hrothgar ?
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Chapters 1 – 10
Answer: King of the Danes who battles Grendel for many years. He is great-grandson to ScyldScefing.
Answer: A great meeting place built by Hrothgar
Answer: Queen of the Danes and wife of Hrothgar. She’s beautiful and clever.
Answer: The celebration for the opening of Heorot.
Answer: A fen is a swamp-like land, home of the monsters.
*He challenges Beowulf and tries to embarrass him as he first arrives.
*He scratches at his festering boil.
*He kills Aeschere
*Grendel is the son of Cain from The Bible
*Hrothgar crosses himself to ward off evil
*Beowulf’s sword stuck in the ground looks like a cross
Answer: Wealtheow throws a burning brand down near him and the flaring light scares the monster away. She throws herself over his injured body to protect Hrothgar from the monster.
Answer: Beowulf and Breca were boyhood friends who challenged each other to a swimming contest with their swords. They swam for 5 days until a storm separated them. Beowulf killed 9 sea monsters. Both boys survived.
Answer: He’s unarmed.
Answer: Beowulf, all his Geat warriors and Unferth are present. One Geat warrior gets eaten in the battle.
*They hold a three day feast in his honor
*They give him many valuable gifts (horses, a sword, a gold necklace)
Answer: He strangles her.
Answer: His head was ripped off.