People had fled to herot and told stories which have traveled across the ocean over twelve years.
Grendel will carry their bloody flesh to the moors, crunch their bones, and smear torn scraps of skin on the walls of his den lair.
Why wouldn’t the Danes have to sew shrouds for the geats if Grendel triumphs?
15. If Grendel triumphs, why would the Danes have to sew shrouds for the Geats? Grendel will carry their bloody flesh to the moors, crunch their bones, and smear torn scraps of skin on the walls of his den (lair), so there will be nothing to bury!
What does Beowulf want the Danes to do if he dies in battle with Grendel?
He decides to go help Hrothgar, the Danes’ king, get rid of the monster Grendel, so he gathers 14 of the bravest and best Geats, buys a boat, and sets sail for the “Danish shore.”
How does the shapers death affect Grendel?
Grendel was saddened by the Shaper’s death because it legitimized Hrothgar’s rule and even his own lineage (the Shaper claimed Grendel was descended from Cain). History, for Grendel, no longer had meaning after the Shaper died.
What are the Danes warned about during Grendel’s reign in Denmark?
He warns of the dangers of pride, saying that it can infiltrate even the strongest warrior’s heart. How long has Hrothgar ruled and what does he say about the Danes’ leadership? He has ruled for 50 years.
Why does Beowulf kill Grendel’s mother?
Hrothgar asked Beowulf to battle Grendel’s mother because the king believed he was the only man capable of dealing with such monsters. Grendel’s mother was on a mission to avenge her son’s death in Heorot, and she escaped with her son’s arm, which was on display at the mead house.
What does Beowulf do with Grendel’s body?
After Grendel’s mother dies, the lair brightens, allowing Beowulf to inspect his surroundings, where he discovers Grendel’s body, which he decapitates to exact further vengeance.
What last thoughts does Beowulf Express as he is dying?
What are Beowulf’s final thoughts as he dies? He wanted to see the treasure, but now that he is dying, he wants everyone to remember him for everything he did. What is the most important event in Beowulf’s career as the Geats’ leader? The attack of the dragon, where he dies.
Why did Beowulf die?
Beowulf died from a dragon’s poisonous wound, but he really died because his past and pride blinded him to the reality that he was an aging king who could no longer perform the same feats of strength and bravery, turning him into a tragic hero.
What does Beowulf do when he hears of Hrothgar’s problems with Grendel?
When beowulf hears about hrothgar’s grendel problems, he tells him that he and his men have traveled across the sea to have free speech, to which hrothgar responds that he knows ecgtheow and beowulf as a boy.
Is Grendel a villain yes or no?
Grendel is doomed to a life of misery and loneliness as a result of the alleged actions of some wicked ancestor; in Beowulf, that tidbit of information transforms Grendel into a pure, 100% villain u2014he is a monster, and he is evil by nature.
Why does he say we’re on our own again abandoned?
Grendel is the only one truly moved by the Shaper’s death, just as he was by the old priest’s explanations. Now that Shaper is dead, Grendel feels “we’re on our own again. Abandoned” (130). They are alone because only Shaper’s art made their world real.
Why doesn’t Grendel kill Unferth and why is unferth so bitter?
Grendel decides not to kill Unferth because if he did, he would be left with nothing, and he also wants Unferth to feel the same pain that he does every day. Unferth becomes bitter because he is always spared.
What according to Beowulf is better than mourning a death?
Avenging a death, according to Beowulf, is better than mourning a death.
Why can’t Grendel kill Hrothgar?
Grendel was unable to attack Hrothgar’s throne because he lacked God’s support; Hrothgar enjoys God’s protection as king, and the speaker claims that God opposes Grendel, so Grendel was unable to touch Hrothgar’s throne.
What are the 3 major values of the Danes in Beowulf?
Beowulf spends a lot of time explaining and illustrating the Germanic heroic code, which values warriors’ strength, courage, and loyalty; kings’ hospitality, generosity, and political skill; women’s ceremoniousness; and everyone’s good reputation.