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Beowulf Reading Schedule and GuideAnswer on SEPARATE PAPER Using Complete Sentences AND PAGE NUMBERS!! Day 1 p. 25-56 (Chs. 1-15) [up to battle with Grendel and the rewards] (26 pages)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. At the beginning of the poem, Hrothgars warriors are happy, whereas Grendel is consumed by hatred. What causes these differences in attitude? What Christian and pagan references are used to describe Grendel? How long does Herot remain empty? Who is the one person that cant be harmed by Grendel? Why is this? How is Beowulf described when he is first introduced? What could Hrothgars watchmans concern about the arrival of Beowulf and his men on Danish land suggest about the culture of the Anglo-Saxons? How is Herot described when it is first seen in the distance by Beowulfs men? What stories does Beowulf tell Hrothgar in order to assure Hrothgar of his ability to defeat Grendel? Who challenges Beowulf? Discuss the challenge and how Beowulf responds. When talking to Hrothgar, Beowulf expresses his feelings if fate should not go his way. How does his attitude reflect a true, Anglo-Saxon attitude about death and fate (wyrd)? What does Grendel do when he first arrives at Herot on the first night of Beowulfs arrival? List three kennings (look up this term) used to describe Grendel. What is Beowulfs plan for fighting Grendel? Why does he choose this plan? According to the text, why were the swords of the Geats unable to defeat Grendel? What traits of Beowulf and Grendel raise the fight between them to an epic struggle between two great opposing forces in the world (HINT: battle between good and evil)? How does Hrothgars actions after the battle reflect his title as ring-giver? Discuss Wealthows role in this section.

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Day 2 p. 57-79 (Chs. 16-25) [Continuing with the celebration, the moms revenge through Beos leaving] (23 pages)
18. How does Grendels mom avenge her sons death? 19. Describe the lair of Grendels mom. What allegory might exist with the authors description? 20. Discuss the battle Beowulf faces with the mom. How prepared is he? What challenges does he face? How does he remain victorious? 21. How does Grendels mom demonstrate pagan qualities? Use specific textual examples to prove your claims. 22. Who leaves the scene of this battle and who stays? (on the shore) What themes does this represent? 23. What physical traits of Grendel are provided in this reading?

Day 3 p. 80 (Chs. 26- 34) [Return to Geatland and first mention of the dragon]
24. Why does the dragon first attack Geatland? 25. How did Beowulf continue to show loyalty to his king even after Higlacs death? 26. Explain the manner in which Beowulf became king of Geatland.

(19 pages)

Day 4 p. 100-121 (Chs. 35-43) [The final battle and funeral]

(21 pages)

27. What seems to be Beowulfs motivation for wanting to fight the dragon? 28. What turning point occurs during this battle? 29. How does the desertion of Beowulfs warriors heighten the tragic quality of the scene? Who steps up to Beowulfs aid? 30. What is Wiglaf worried about in regards to other nations, and what does this show you about the cultures of this time? 31. What did Wiglaf think of the dragons treasure? What became of that treasure? 32. Describe Beowulfs funeral.

Answer on separate paper, using PAGE NUMBERS!!!


Beowulf Reading Schedule and Guide-- Answer on SEPARATE PAPER Using Complete Sentences AND PAGE NUMBERS!! Day 1p. 25-56 (Chs. 1-15) [up to battle with Grendel and the rewards]
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

(26 pages)

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11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

At the beginning of the poem, Hrothgars warriors are happy, whereas Grendel is consumed by hatred. What causes these differences in attitude? What Christian and pagan references are used to describe Grendel? How long does Herot remain empty? Who is the one person that cant be harmed by Grendel? Why is this? How is Beowulf described when he is first introduced? What could Hrothgars watchmans concern about the arrival of Beowulf and his men on Danish land suggest about the culture of the Anglo-Saxons? How is Herot described when it is first seen in the distance by Beowulfs men? What stories does Beowulf tell Hrothgar in order to assure Hrothgar of his ability to defeat Grendel? Who challenges Beowulf? Discuss the challenge and how Beowulf responds. When talking to Hrothgar, Beowulf expresses his feelings if fate should not go his way. How does his attitude reflect a true, Anglo-Saxon attitude about death and fate (wyrd)? What does Grendel do when he first arrives at Herot on the first night of Beowulfs arrival? List three kennings (look up this term) used to describe Grendel. What is Beowulfs plan for fighting Grendel? Why does he choose this plan? According to the text, why were the swords of the Geats unable to defeat Grendel? What traits of Beowulf and Grendel raise the fight between them to an epic struggle between two great opposing forces in the world (HINT: battle between good and evil)? How does Hrothgars actions after the battle reflect his title as ring-giver? Discuss Wealthows role in this section.

Day 2p. 57-79 (Chs. 16-25) [Continuing with the celebration, the moms revenge through Beos leaving] (23 pages)
18. How does Grendels mom avenge her sons death? 19. Describe the lair of Grendels mom. What allegory might exist with the authors description? 20. Discuss the battle Beowulf faces with the mom. How prepared is he? What challenges does he face? How does he remain victorious? 21. How does Grendels mom demonstrate pagan qualities? Use specific textual examples to prove your claims. 22. Who leaves the scene of this battle and who stays? (on the shore) What themes does this represent? 23. What physical traits of Grendel are provided in this reading?

Day 3 p. 80 (Chs. 26- 34) [Return to Geatland and first mention of the dragon]
24. Why does the dragon first attack Geatland? 25. How did Beowulf continue to show loyalty to his king even after Higlacs death? 26. Explain the manner in which Beowulf became king of Geatland.

(19 pages)

Day 4 p. 100-121 (Chs. 35-43) [The final battle and funeral]

(21 pages)

27. What seems to be Beowulfs motivation for wanting to fight the dragon? 28. What turning point occurs during this battle? 29. How does the desertion of Beowulfs warriors heighten the tragic quality of the scene? Who steps up to Beowulfs aid? 30. What is Wiglaf worried about in regards to other nations, and what does this show you about the cultures of this time? 31. What did Wiglaf think of the dragons treasure? What became of that treasure? 32. Describe Beowulfs funeral.