Beowulf Summer Reading Questions

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Beowulf summer reading questions 1. The first example of Beowulf seeing himself is “Time and again, foul things attacked me, lurking and stalking, but I lashed out, gave as good as I got with my sword (Lines 559-561). The second example of Beowulf seeing himself is “I had a fixed purpose when I put to sea. As I sat in the boat with my band of men, I meant to perform to the uttermost what your people wanted or perish in the attempt, in the fiend’s clutches. And I shall fulfil that purpose, prove myself with a proud deed or meet my death here in the mead-hall” (lines 632-638. A third example of Beowulf seeing himself is “ But worn out as I was, I survived, came through with my life. The ocean lifted and laid me ashore, I landed safe on the coast of Finland” (lines 578-581). The first example of Beowulf displaying his faith is” And the Geat placed complete trust in his strength of limb and the Lord’s favour (lines 669-670). The second example of…show more content…
The word Geat is of the old English origin, and it simply means “a member of a Scandinavian people of southern Sweden.” A legendary hero, a man of strength and courage belongs to this tribe. His name is Beowulf. Geat refers to a tribe living in southern Sweden in the Middle Ages. Beowulf is the leader of the Geats of Sweden. He goes to Denmark to defeat Grendel. Beowulf is divided into two parts. The action in the first part takes place in Denmark, where Hrothgar is king of the Danes. He is a wise and aged ruler. He is a father figure to Beowulf and a role model for the kind of king that Beowulf becomes. Beowulf, a mighty warrior from Sweden, comes to help the king destroy a monster. The second part, set in Sweden, provides Beowulf as an old man who must get rid of a dragon. When a mighty Geatish warrior named Beowulf, a man who has killed giants and sea monsters and is known for his strength, courage, and skill in battle hears of Grendel 's actions, he decides to sail to Denmark and help Hrothgar kill the

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